Jul. 11, 2016

More laws is not the solution.

The Problem:

When there was one law: From the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat. (Genesis 2:17) Adam and Eve violated the law.

When there were 10 commandments man could not abide by them.

There were 613 Levitical laws.  They laws could not change the behavior of men.

Today in this country there are so many laws, no one can number and list them all and we have more crime than ever before.

More laws don’t and won’t stop crime. It’s not a legal problem. It’s a problem with the heart of man. 

The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9)

The Solution:

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26)

 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Let’s try these two:

  “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the great and foremost commandment.  The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:37-39)