The Contest Over God’s Law
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. Psalm 119:165.
Adam taught his descendants the law of God, and it was handed down from father to son through successive generations. But ... there were few who accepted it and rendered obedience. By transgression the world became so vile that it was necessary to cleanse it by the Flood from its corruption. The law was preserved by Noah and his family, and Noah taught his descendants the Ten Commandments. As men again departed from God, the Lord chose Abraham, of whom He declared, “Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.” Genesis 26:5....
Concerning the law proclaimed from Sinai, Nehemiah says, “Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments.” Nehemiah 9:13. And Paul ... declares, “The law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” Romans 7:12.
The whole world will be judged by the moral law according to their opportunity of becoming acquainted with it, whether by reason, or tradition, or the written Word.
We behold in it the goodness of God, who by revealing to men the immutable principles of righteousness seeks to shield them from the evils that result from transgression....
The law is an expression of God’s idea. When we receive it in Christ, it becomes our idea. It lifts us above the power of natural desires and tendencies, above temptations that lead to sin. “Great peace have they which love thy law; and nothing shall offend them”—cause them to stumble. There is no peace in unrighteousness; the wicked are at war with God. But he who receives the righteousness of the law in Christ is in harmony with heaven.
As received in Christ, it [God’s law] works in us the purity of character that will bring joy to us through eternal ages.
Prayer, 100 Days of Prayer
This inspirational packet, compiled by Jerry and Janet Page, contains many resources on prayer including topics like: Praising God, abiding in Jesus’ love, guidelines for those desiring anointing, encouraging promises and quotes on healing, principles of intercessory prayer, how to pray with your spouse, powerful promises for parents, what to pray for non-Christians, when Satan called a worldwide meeting, and much more. (Download the entire packet or choose topics individually.)
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How would you feel if you knew, without a doubt, that Jesus would return this year? It would affect every decision you made! Everything in your life would be seen in a different light. Despite hardships, ridicule or persecution, there would be joy knowing Jesus was coming in just a few months! That’s how our first Adventist pioneers felt. They knew Jesus was coming—they even had the date! Can you imagine? What sweet joy must have filled their hearts. Here is a short video reviewing the lives of some of these pioneers. With picturesque scenery and interesting anecdotes, Cami Oetman, host of AWR 360, joins Markus Kutzschbach, director of Adventist Heritage Ministry on a tour of some historic sites. It has been said that we have nothing to fear for the future, unless we forget how God has led us in the past. Let’s reflect on God’s leading as we watch this video.