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... the receiving of the law...
Mosaic Law was given only to the people of Israel -- as a nation. Exodus 19:5-6: "Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."
God also gave Israel the Sabbath Day. Exodus 31:12-13: "Then the LORD said to Moses, 'Say to the Israelites, "You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy." ' "
In speaking with new believers, some have asked: "Why doesn't our church observe the Sabbath Day like the Jews? Isn't the requirement for keeping the Sabbath Day holy one of God's commandments? Has He changed His mind over the years?" I answer: "God is unchanging. The only thing that's been changed is us. We have been born again. With Jesus Christ in us, God has given us a completely 'new' relationship with Him." Because of God's covenant with Israel, all of mankind has received mercy and grace through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. However, to Israel alone belongs the Sabbath Day and the many other requirements of Mosaic Law.
In Romans 3:20 we learned: "Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin." In other words, the Law makes us aware of what sin is, and thereby we understand our desperate need for a Savior. Has Jesus taken His place as Redeemer and Lord of your life?
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Pocket Devotions are written by Mike Brooks. A retired businessman, he is Moderator of South Shores church, leads the Deacon Board, serves on the finance committee, and he teaches a Men's Bible study and the Men's Ministry. Mike has a passion for evangelical missions. He is the husband of Sherry; the father of Ryan, Natalie, Krissy, Rebecca, and Amanda; the father-in-law of Ariel; and the grandfather of Conner and Christian.
A Liga do Testamento de Bolso, por 125 anos tem motivado milhares de cristãos a ler, levar e compartilhar a Palavra de Deus.
Inspirada pela visão de uma adolescente em 1893, aproximadamente 19,659 membros de muitas denominações cristãs concordaram de "Ler, Levar, Compartilhar" a Bíblia como sendo a Palavra de Deus. Já foram distribuidas mais de 110 milhões de cópias evangelho de João em encontros de um a um. A Liga do Evangelho de Bolso é uma organização sem fins lucrativos 501(c)3. Leia mais...
Motivando e equipando cristãos a Ler, Levar, Compartilhar® a Palavra de Deus desde 1893.Doar Agora