Man, Laws and God
By Hugh Akston
God gave man 10 laws. Simple and easy to understand, so simple that all the laws that God gave to man can be summed up into two commandments.
Matthew 22:37-40  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
But because of the nature of man he cannot obey. Greed, lust, envy, pride make up the nature of man and prevents him from following Gods laws fully as he should, simple laws we can understand but hard to follow.
Are mans laws any better? We have to pass laws to find out what is in them according to our congressional leaders. We have laws the reach to thousands of pages and laws that you have to know the previous law to try to figure out the changes to it in the current laws…
And it continues on.
"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be to-morrow." --James Madison, Federalist No. 62, 1788
Now we have mans laws we cannot obey because we cannot understand them, burdened by the very people we elected to run this country, yet they exempt themselves from the very laws they inflict upon us; like the Pharisees:
Matthew 23:4-6  For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay [them] on men's shoulders; but they [themselves] will not move them with one of their fingers.  But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,  And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
So what is the problem? We have Gods laws that man by nature cannot obey and we have mans laws that men cannot understand to obey. God paid the price of our disobedience for us, knowing that we are weak and incapable of following his laws; will our political leaders do the same? They pass laws knowing we are incapable of obeying because of the complications and deviousness of their commands; they willfully pass laws that no one can obey, and then inflict a penalty for disobedience. They love to receive praise and honor that they do not deserve, while disrespecting the people they are supposed to serve. They pass laws that conflict with the basic laws of our land and in their arrogance they claim they are entitled to do so because they want to.
We can only be an Honorable nation if we elect honorable people to lead us. Leaders who will pass laws men can understand and obey because they are good laws that allow men to live in peace and liberty. Laws that allow freedom of action not restrain men from business and work. Laws that build upon the commandments of God, to allow men to worship as they believe best and to let men provide for themselves and help their neighbors as they see fit. Charity begins at home not in the government.
Just my thoughts for today.