In my generation I have seen my country, that country which has been esteemed for many years as the preeminent “Christian” nation in earth, turn utterly and totally away from God’s Law. What was once illegal and considered vile is now legal and often praiseworthy among the nations leaders, America’s judges, mass media, and teachers.
We now live in the time when men call evil “good” and good “evil.” Those who proclaim the truth will be blacklisted and oppressed in these evil days. I have personally seen it and have even been subjected to it. Because men have rebelled against God’s Law and now actively persecute his people, His judgment must now come. In fact that judgment has begun. Only one thing can stop it. Our nation must repent of its many sins and embrace God’s ways as its ways.
I am now going to begin a series of short articles which praise the virtues of God’s Law. I will base this upon Psalm 119. Psalm 119 is a Hebrew “acrostic” poem. Each stanza of eight verses begins with a Hebrew letter, each in order from the first letter of their alphabet to the last. Here are the first eight verses.
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently. O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all your commandments. I will praise you with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned your righteous judgments. I will keep your statutes: O forsake me not utterly. (Psalms 119:1-8 KJ2000)
God promises blessings to the person or nation which walks in his ways. A curse, of course, is the alternative to those persons and nations who refuse to embrace truth and the way of righteousness. Only those who endeavor to keep his ways will be unashamed when Jesus comes to rule the earth. Only their praise shall be accepted by him. Let us each determine to walk in God’s way of truth, righteousness, and morality.