Sunday, August 12, 2007

God's Law (8) Blessing

God promised that if his people implemented and kept his law, then society would be blessed (Deut 28:1.2).

If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God.
This is fairly clear. God did not say, if you keep these laws, and introduce a whole lot of others for the common good, then you will have a perfect society. If that is true, then Deuteronomy 28:1,2 is wrong. I am not willing to accept that. The irony is that we have now had a century of hard out legislating by full-time legislators, legislating for everything that moves. However, rather than moving towards a perfect society, things are getting worse. This suggests to me that the belief that God’s law + laws for common good= perfect society is not true. I think we would be better to go back to Deut 28:1,2.

The LORD is our lawmaker (Is 33:22). I believe that, but I presume most modern Christians would say, “Okay God did make some laws, but they are antiquated and out of date. Congress is our Lawmaker. We just need to get them legislating for the “common good” instead of the pork barrel”.


Steve Scott said...

"Congress is our lawmaker." Damn betcha.

joe said...

that's an interesting thought. so seeking the blessing of god for our nation, according to this, is not in how we legislate, but how we follow the commands of god.

that's convicting. am i living in a way that brings god's blessing on this nation? gonna have to think about that.