In His Words
Growing up in the US, I always thought it interesting that in some countries motorists drive on the left side of the road instead of the right. Then, when I was in England, I heard a London tour guide explain one possible reason for this law:
"In the 1800s, pedestrians as well as horse-and-carriage used the same side of roads. When a carriage was on the right side of the road, a driver's horse whip would sometimes hit a passerby. To remove this hazard, a law was passed requiring all carriages to travel on the left side of the road so the pedestrians could be kept safe."
Just as the rules of the road are for our benefit and protection, so are God's commands because He loves us, He has given them to us for our benefit.
"For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one world, even in this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself'" Galations 5:13-14
The law i.e. the rule is to love one another as you love yourself, meaning the same standards of governance for the self must be the same you extend to others, to do otherwise is to create enmity and enmity breathes discontent, jealously, envy and malice none of which is fertile ground for love to grow and freedom to reign.
As we apply God's Word to our hearts, let us keep in mind that the God of grace has given us His guidelines to help us grow in our love for Him and our concern for each other. Thy Word is everlasting truth; How pure is every page! That Holy Book shall guide our youth and well support our age. The Bible had treasures of wisdom to mine........
Have a bless and productive day
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