Your Daily Bread for Life.
James Kennedy New Every Morning June 2016 The Ten Commandments Today:
1 john 2:3 “By this we know that we know Him; if we keep His Commandments.” Jesus said the first and greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and all your mind. Matthew 23:37 and the second is to love your neighbor as yourself. When God gave His laws in the Old Testament He also promised to purify us and write His laws on the walls of our heart.
Then we would no longer be like the wild horse that does not want to submit to a bridle and does everything in its power to fight against it. instead we would be like the tame horse that willingly submits to the guidance of its Master and wears the bridle. God promised to take away our wildly rebellious heart and give us a new heart of glad submission.
Because of our new heart we can say with King David, who was a man after God’s own heart, “Oh how I love your law. It is my meditation all the day.” This should be the attitude of our heart. We should believe the Apostle Paul, that the law is good and just and holy. We should remember Jesus’ teaching, “If you love Me keep my commandments.” Horatio Bonar: “IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE LAW OF GOD HOW SHALL WE KNOW HIS WILL?”