1998-07-27 - Laws of the Bible
Statements From the Christian Pulpit, Part 3
Psalm 119:97 O how I love Thy law! It is my meditation all the day.
"This book will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book."
So where was this phrase found? It was found written in the Bible of an evangelist. And while I don't even know who the evangelist is, the statement is sound and something we all know to be true.
I do know that C. S. Lewis says that unless you look deeply into the Bible, loving its laws is like loving the instruments the dentist uses to pull your teeth. And sometimes it seems that way. Rules, stipulations, and oftentimes threats and warnings abound in the Bible. But they are not put there to kill any fun we might be contemplating, but rather they are there for our benefit.
I wish to suggest five reasons to love the Bible and the laws of the Bible.
I hope this summary is helpful and I hope some of you take the phrase from the evangelists Bible and find room for it at the front of yours, I'm thinking about adding it to mine.
On the Bible: Nothing better than what J. C. Ryle said, "Here is rock; all else is sand."
Soli Deo Gloria,