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Friday, August 12, 2011

Deuteronomy 5:29

"Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!"

This is the LORD's hope and prayer for us. His one desire here is to see it go well with us and our children forever.  He has given us his divine precepts, the Ten Commandments, in order that we might live healthy and blessed lives.  His intention is not to harm us or to condemn us, but so that we might prolong our days and live.  The Law was meant for our good, but because of sin in us, it has brought about our destruction (cf. Rom 7).

We break the rules and cast aside the law which was put in place for our own protection and benefit.  We believed the lie that it is a restriction on our freedom when it was the very thing that allowed us to enjoy it without fear.  We have thrown ourselves into bondage as slaves to unrighteousness and have brought about our own destruction.  Who will save us?

But God's prayer is not frustrated.  He is the Almighty, able to do anything he sets his will to.  By his strength he has rescued us from sin and caused us to live.  By his grace through faith in His Son Jesus it will go well for us who fear the LORD.  Where the law made us willing, the Spirit now makes us able.  No longer do we live according to our own sinful desire, but we live by God and God alone.

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