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Your Personal Invitation to be
Saved and go to Heaven when your life on earth is over!!!
(1) God loves You!!
Romans 5:8, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(2) Your Sin (or Disobedience to God) has Separated You from God!!
Romans 5:12,
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(3) Only Jesus-Christ can Forgive Your Sins!!
Acts 4:12, Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
(4) Will You Receive Jesus-Christ as Your Lord (or Authority) & Savior (or Rescuer)??
Mark 1:15,
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Repent (Through Prayer) Sorrowfully tell God Your a Sinner, willing to turn from Your Sins and trust Jesus-Christ's shedding of Blood and Death on the Cross for Full Payment of Your Sins and will Follow Him.

 
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Welcome to Our Daily Devotional
Each Day we will READ a Chapter of the Bible
Look at the MEANING of that Chapter
Then make APPLICATION of this Chapter to my life

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Sunday 4/21/19 
Walking the Fence
Exodus 22
 
1If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
 2If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.
 3If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
 4If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
 5If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.
 6If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
 7If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.
 8If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.
 9For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour.
 10If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it:
 11Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.
 12And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.
 13If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.
 14And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
 15But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.
 16And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
 17If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
 18Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
 19Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
 20He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
 21Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
 22Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
 23If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;
 24And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
 25If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
 26If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:
 27For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
 28Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
 29Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.
 30Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.
 31And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.


Today's Scripture Meaning:
 
Judicial laws.
- The people of God should ever be ready to show mildness and mercy, according to the spirit of these laws. We must answer to God, not only for what we do maliciously, but for what we do heedlessly. Therefore, when we have done harm to our neighbour, we should make restitution, though not compelled by law. Let these scriptures lead our souls to remember, that if the grace of God has indeed appeared to us, then it has taught us, and enabled us so to conduct ourselves by its holy power, that denying ungodliness and wordly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, (Tit 2:12). And the grace of God teaches us, that as the Lord is our portion, there is enough in him to satisfy all the desires of our souls

Today's Scripture Application

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we Continue in the book of Exodus with Chapter 22 and in today's text we see more of the Judaical laws that involve neighbors and property. The punishment for crimes committed seem to be double the cost of the crimes price. Some crimes come with the cost of death. We see God's wrath against sin in print and as we looked at yesterday but we see that God does love us to provide us a way of forgiveness through Jesus-Christ. We also see a truth that God hates sin because sin hurts others. God's wrath is motivated by His love and compassion for the victim of our sin. In making application we should approach sin with the same attitude. Instead we tend to "walk the fence" and see how close we can walk to sin without going across the line. Our attitude should be as the Lord and hate sin by stay as far away from sin as we can. How about you? Do you hate sin or do you tend to "walk the fence" when it comes to sin? Let us learn from today's text and hate sin like God hates sin.

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Dr. David Burnette
Director, The United States Bible Society, Inc.

Today's Prayer Requests
  • Michael | Please pray that I may keep my granddaughter and house I am on the verge of losing both and am very scared.
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  • Kyeremeh | Father Lord I present my soul n body before u as Joseph presents his brothers n father before Pharaoh, Lord Jesus bless me as Jacob bless Pharaoh, lead n guide my ways as u guide Joseph. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
  • VERA BANKSTON-JONES | Father God, Only through You can I accomplish the task You set before me! Guide me Father God!.......SELAH...Guide me always!.......SELAH
  • Vijay Aggarwal | plz pray for a financial miracle in my life
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Saturday 4/20/19 
Judgement & Refuge
Exodus 21
  
 
 
                
1Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.
 2If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
 3If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.
 4If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.
 5And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:
 6Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
 7And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.
 8If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.
 9And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.
 10If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.
 11And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money.
 12He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.
 13And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.
 14But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.
 15And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
 16And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
 17And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.
 18And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:
 19If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.
 20And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.
 21Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.
 22If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
 23And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
 24Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
 25Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
 26And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.
 27And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.
 28If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.
 29But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.
 30If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.
 31Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.
 32If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
 33And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein;
 34The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.
 35And if one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide.
 36Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.

Today's Scripture Meaning 

Laws respecting servants. (1-11) Judicial laws. (12-21) Judicial laws. (22-36)
Verses 1-11: The laws in this chapter relate to the fifth and sixth commandments; and though they differ from our times and customs, nor are they binding on us, yet they explain the moral law, and the rules of natural justice. The servant, in the state of servitude, was an emblem of that state of bondage to sin, Satan, and the law, which man is brought into by robbing God of his glory, by the transgression of his precepts. Likewise in being made free, he was an emblem of that liberty wherewith Christ, the Son of God, makes free from bondage his people, who are free indeed; and made so freely, without money and without price, of free grace.
Verses 12-21: God, who by his providence gives and maintains life, by his law protects it. A wilful murderer shall be taken even from God's altar. But God provided cities of refuge to protect those whose unhappiness it was, and not their fault, to cause the death of another; for such as by accident, when a man is doing a lawful act, without intent of hurt, happens to kill another. Let children hear the sentence of God's word upon the ungrateful and disobedient; and remember that God will certainly requite it, if they have ever cursed their parents, even in their hearts, or have lifted up their hands against them, except they repent, and flee for refuge to the Saviour. And let parents hence learn to be very careful in training up their children, setting them a good example, especially in the government of their passions, and in praying for them; taking heed not to provoke them to wrath. Through poverty the Israelites sometimes sold themselves or their children; magistrates sold some persons for their crimes, and creditors were in some cases allowed to sell their debtors who could not pay. But "man-stealing," the object of which is to force another into slavery, is ranked in the New Testament with the greatest crimes. Care is here taken, that satisfaction be made for hurt done to a person, though death do not follow. The gospel teaches masters to forbear, and to moderate threatenings, (Eph 6:9), considering with Job, What shall I do, when God riseth up? (Job 31:13,14).
Verses 22-36: The cases here mentioned give rules of justice then, and still in use, for deciding similar matters. We are taught by these laws, that we must be very careful to do no wrong, either directly or indirectly. If we have done wrong

Today's Scripture Application

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we Continue in the book of Exodus with Chapter 21 and in today's text we see the Judaical laws that involve servants and masters in this day. The law again was given to show right and wrong with the ultimate goal to show our sinful nature and our need for a Savior. In the law it shows the judgement of God and how it calls for a eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and a hand for a hand. Simply put, a true line and definition of right and wrong. God also shows his mercy with cities of refuge where a person could escape the judgement they deserved from breaking the law. In making application we see that God judges sin and provides a way of escape though the refuge of Jesus-Christ. Today people believe that God wont judge their sin and everyone goes to Heaven but our text today, and in the pages to come, show that God will judge sin, so we too need to run to to the refuge, which is Jesus-Christ our Lord. How about you? Do you believe that God judges your sin? Let us learn from our text and run to the city of refuge which is Jesus-Christ.

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Sincerely,
Dr. David Burnette
Director, The United States Bible Society, Inc.

Today's Prayer Requests
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  • Vijay Aggarwal  | Plz pray for a financial miracle in my life
  • VERA BANKSTON-JONES | Father God, Nothing am I without You!.......SELAH
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Friday 4/19/19 
The Law and Sin
Exodus 20
  
 
 
                
1And God spake all these words, saying,
 2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
 3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
 4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
 6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
 7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
 8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
 9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
 10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
 11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
 12Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
 13Thou shalt not kill.
 14Thou shalt not commit adultery.
 15Thou shalt not steal.
 16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
 17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
 18And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
 19And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
 20And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
 21And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
 22And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
 23Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
 24An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
 25And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
 26Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

Today's Scripture Meaning 

The preface to the ten commandments. (1,2) The commandments of the first table. (3-11) Of the second table. (12-17) The fear of the people. (18-21) Idolatry again forbidden. (22-26)
Verse 1,2: God speaks many ways to the children of men; by conscience, by providences, by his voice, to all which we ought carefully to attend; but he never spake at any time so as he spake the TEN COMMANDMENTS. This law God had given to man before; it was written in his heart; but sin so defaced it, that it was necessary to revive the knowledge of it. The law is spiritual, and takes knowledge of the secret thoughts, desires, and dispositions of the heart. Its grand demand is love, without which outward obedience is mere hypocrisy. It requires perfect, unfailing, constant obedience; no law in the world admits disobedience to itself. Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all, (Jam 2:10). Whether in the heart or the conduct, in thought, word, or deed, to omit or to vary any thing, is sin, and the wages of sin is death.
Verses 3-11: The first four of the ten commandments, commonly called the FIRST table, tell our duty to God. It was fit that those should be put first, because man had a Maker to love, before he had a neighbour to love. It cannot be expected that he should be true to his brother, who is false to his God. The first commandment concerns the object of worship, JEHOVAH, and him only. The worship of creatures is here forbidden. Whatever comes short of perfect love, gratitude, reverence, or worship, breaks this commandment. Whatsoever ye do, do all the glory of God. The second commandment refers to the worship we are to render to the Lord our God. It is forbidden to make any image or picture of the Deity, in any form, or for any purpose; or to worship any creature, image, or picture. But the spiritual import of this command extends much further. All kinds of superstition are here forbidden, and the using of mere human inventions in the worship of God. The third commandment concerns the manner of worship, that it be with all possible reverence and seriousness. All false oaths are forbidden. All light appealing to God, all profane cursing, is a horrid breach of this command. It matters not whether the word of God, or sacred things, all such-like things break this commandment, and there is no profit, honour, or pleasure in them. The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. The form of the fourth commandment, "Remember," shows that it was not now first given, but was known by the people before. One day in seven is to be kept holy. Six days are allotted to worldly business, but not so as to neglect the service of God, and the care of our souls. On those days we must do all our work, and leave none to be done on the sabbath day. Christ allowed works of necessity, charity, and piety; for the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath, (Mr 2:27); but all works of luxury, vanity, or self-indulgence in any form, are forbidden. Trading, paying wages, settling accounts, writing letters of business, worldly studies, trifling visits, journeys, or light conversation, are not keeping this day holy to the Lord. Sloth and indolence may be a carnal, but not a holy rest. The sabbath of the Lord should be a day of rest from worldly labour, and a rest in the service of God. The advantages from the due keeping of this holy day, were it only to the health and happiness of mankind, with the time it affords for taking care of the soul, show the excellency of this commandment. The day is blessed; men are blessed by it, and in it. The blessing and direction to keep holy are not limited to the seventh day, but are spoken of the sabbath day.
Verses 12-17: The laws of the SECOND table, that is, the last six of the ten commandments, state our duty to ourselves and to one another, and explain the great commandment, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, (Lu 10:27). Godliness and honesty must go together. The fifth commandment concerns the duties we owe to our relations. Honour thy father and thy mother, includes esteem of them, shown in our conduct; obedience to their lawful commands; come when they call you, go where they send you, do what they bid you, refrain from what they forbid you; and this, as children, cheerfully, and from a principle of love. Also submission to their counsels and corrections. Endeavouring, in every thing, to comfort parents, and to make their old age easy; maintaining them if they need support, which our Saviour makes to be particularly intended in this commandment, (Mt 15:4-6). Careful observers have noted a peculiar blessing in temporal things on obedient, and the reverse on disobedient children. The sixth commandment requires that we regard the life and the safety of others as we do our own. Magistrates and their officers, and witnesses testifying the truth, do not break this command. Self-defence is lawful; but much which is not deemed murder by the laws of man, is such before God. Furious passions, stirred up by anger or by drunkenness, are no excuse: more guilty is murder in duels, which is a horrible effect of a haughty, revengeful spirit. All fighting, whether for wages, for renown, or out of anger and malice, breaks this command, and the bloodshed therein is murder. To tempt men to vice and crimes which shorten life, may be included. Misconduct, such as may break the heart, or shorten the lives of parents, wives, or other relatives, is a breach of this command. This command forbids all envy, malice, hatred, or anger, all provoking or insulting language. The destruction of our own lives is here forbidden. This commandment requires a spirit of kindness, longsuffering, and forgiveness. The seventh commandment concerns chastity. We should be as much afraid of that which defiles the body, as of that which destroys it. Whatever tends to pollute the imagination, or to raise the passions, falls under this law, as impure pictures, books, conversation, or any other like matters. The eighth commandment is the law of love as it respects the property of others. The portion of worldly things allotted us, as far as it is obtained in an honest way, is the bread which God hath given us; for that we ought to be thankful, to be contented with it, and, in the use of lawful means, to trust Providence for the future. Imposing upon the ignorance, easiness, or necessity of others, and many other things, break God's law, though scarcely blamed in society. Plunderers of kingdoms though above human justice, will be included in this sentence. Defrauding the public, contracting debts without prospect of paying them, or evading payment of just debts, extravagance, all living upon charity when not needful, all squeezing the poor in their wages; these, and such things, break this command; which requires industry, frugality, and content, and to do to others, about worldly property, as we would they should do to us. The ninth commandment concerns our own and our neighbour's good name. This forbids speaking falsely on any matter, lying, equivocating, and any way devising or designing to deceive our neighbour. Speaking unjustly against our neighbour, to hurt his reputation. Bearing false witness against him, or in common conversation slandering, backbiting, and tale-bearing; making what is done amiss, worse than it is, and in any way endeavouring to raise our reputation upon the ruin of our neighbour's. How much this command is every day broken among persons of all ranks! The tenth commandment strikes at the root; Thou shalt not covet. The others forbid all desire of doing what will be an injury to our neighbour; this forbids all wrong desire of having what will gratify ourselves.
Verses 18-21: This law, which is so extensive that we cannot measure it, so spiritual that we cannot evade it, and so reasonable that we cannot find fault with it, will be the rule of the future judgment of God, as it is for the present conduct of man. If tried by this rule, we shall find our lives have been passed in transgressions. And with this holy law and an awful judgment before us, who can despise the gospel of Christ? And the knowledge of the law shows our need of repentance. In every believer's heart sin is dethroned and crucified, the law of God is written, and the image of God renewed. The Holy Spirit enables him to hate sin and flee from it, to love and keep this law in sincerity and truth; nor will he cease to repent.
Verses 22-26: Moses having entered into the thick darkness, God there spake in his hearing all that follows from hence to the end of chap. 23, which is mostly an exposition of the ten commandments. The laws in these verses relate to God's worship. The Israelites are assured of God's gracious acceptance of their devotions. Under the gospel, men are encouraged to pray every where, and wherever God's people meet in his name to worship him, he will be in the midst of them; there he will come unto them, and will bless them. 

Today's Scripture Application

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we Continue in the book of Exodus with Chapter 20 and in today's text we see the giving the 10 commandments and man has a written word of the law which defines sin. What catches my eye is how these 10 commandments to this day cause such outrage. Those who refuse to acknowledge God will go to lengths to remove them from schools and government buildings. Why? I believe it is because these 10 commandments expose their sin and their need for a savior. The lost think if they can erase the law they can remove the conviction they feel when their sin is exposed. The law is still the law. We can not keep the law because we are sinners. Being sinners we are in need of a savior, That savior is Jesus-Christ. How about you? Have you been saved? Does the law show you - your need of a savior? If so repent, believe and receive the Gospel to be saved.
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