February 5 “A framework for living”

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God’s instructions are not intended to limit our freedom. In fact, living by God’s standards actually frees us to live and worship as He intended and in ways that will ultimately bring us the only true peace, joy, and blessedness.

Today’s Readings:
Exodus 21 & 22
Psalm 18:46-50
Proverbs 6:26-29
Matthew 23:1-22

Exodus 21 & 22

A framework for living

Chapter 21:1 says, “Now these are the ordinances which you are to set before them.” The people were given this combination of case-law and commands by which life was to be regulated. These were to be used as a framework for living and for resolving conflicts.

Even though there are cultural conditions addressed here, as you study it you’ll see how much of our law is based on the principles it contains. Our founders understood that for a society to be truly free it had to be regulated by certain moral standards. Continue reading