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The Law of the Lord

February 13, 2013

Torah and Jad (Pointer), Big Synagogue Museum, Wlodawa, Poland (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported, BY 2.5 Generic, GFDL 1.2 or later)

Anyone familiar with the Book of Leviticus knows that the Mosaic law applied to all areas of life, from diet and business practices to the symbolic cleansing of healed lepers.

Altogether, there were 613 commandments in the Torah or first five books of the Bible. Included were some 81 dealing with the court and judicial procedure, injuries and damages, property rights, criminal law, punishment and restitution. Penalties included decapitation, strangulation, burning, and stoning.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart…” (Ps. 19: 7-8).

Lord Jesus, we know You came not to destroy the law, but fulfill it. We stand before You aware of our many imperfections, yet assured of our salvation through You. Assured of our salvation though the law would condemn us.

You have drawn us to the legal profession for reasons as varied and individual as each of us is unique. Whatever our reasons, keep us on the path You have determined for our lives. Let us not be swayed by power or gain. Let Your law be on our lips and in our hearts.

Above all, let Your love be demonstrated by our actions. We ask this in Your holy Name.


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