The Book of James – God’s Laws

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“For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws. For the same God who said, “You must not commit adultery,” also said, “You must not murder.” So if you murder someone but do not commit adultery, you have still broken the law.” James 2:10-11

The same old lie that Satan told Eve in the Garden he is still telling us today. James is telling us that if we are going to follow God, we must keep all of His laws. God has not changed and His Word has not changed. Even if we keep hearing people say what God said, He did not really mean that or that what God said is not relevant for our day. God’s law has not changed and God will not change His laws will not change just because the people do not want to follow His laws. I believe that all of the Bible is as relevant today as it was when it was written. Jesus told us that He did not come to change God’s law only to fulfil what is written in God’s Word. “I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. So, if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:18-19) We need to be careful to follow all of God’s Laws, not just the ones we like. The Pharisees tried that. “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.” (Matthew 23:23)

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