By J. I. Packer
J. I. Packer explodes universal misconceptions in regards to the Ten Commandments and provides readers God's blueprint for relational, religious, and societal well-being.
They are usually mistakenly thought of God's ''rules''-his outmoded checklist of do's and don'ts that upload as much as a guilt-ridden, legalistic lifestyle. yet as cherished writer and Bible student J. I. Packer probes the aim and real that means of the 10 Commandments, readers will gladly detect that those precepts can aptly be known as God's layout for the simplest lifestyles attainable. They include the knowledge and priorities an individual wishes for relational, religious, and societal blessing-and it is all coming from a loving heavenly Father who desires the easiest for his children.
Not merely does Packer bring those truths in short, readable segments, yet he comprises dialogue questions and ideas for additional learn on the finish of every bankruptcy. This e-book will problem readers to view the commandments with new eyes and aid them to understand--perhaps for the 1st time--the future health, the desire, and the background we are provided there.
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Qmfbtjoh! sfqfoubodf/ Our part is to accept the triune Jehovah as our God; to ask, and depend on him daily, for whatever we need; to pledge our loyal obedience and keep our promise in his strength; to aim in all we do at pleasing him; and constantly to practice repentance, which starts with confessing and apologizing for our sins and ends with renouncing them and asking to be delivered from them. As we attend to the wishes of those we love in the human family, so we attend to the law of the Lord out of love for the Lord of the law.
Ijt! mjwft@ What will it mean in practice for me to put God first? Dpnnboenfout much, at least. ” And then I shall find that, through the secret work of the Spirit that is known by its effects, my very purpose of pleasing God gives me new energy for all these tasks and relationships, energy that otherwise I could not have had. “I could not love thee, dear, so much loved I not honor more,” said the poet. Put “God” for “honor,” and you have the deepest truth about the Christian’s love of his neighbor.
Love and law are not opponents but allies, forming together the axis of true morality. Law needs love as its drive, else we get the Pharisaism that puts principles before people and says one can be perfectly good without actually loving one’s neighbor. The truest and kindest way to see situationism is as a reaction against real or imaginary Pharisaism. Even so it is a jump from the frying pan into the fire, inasmuch as correctness, however cold, does less damage than lawlessness, however well-meant.