May 2015

The Higher Law of the Spirit

“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

Most of us are very familiar with the force of gravity or gravitation in our everyday life.  Gravity is what keeps us stable as we walk, run, or make any other bodily motions.  Gravity orients us as to where “up” is and where “down” is.  Without gravity acting upon us, we would be like the astronauts in their spaceship that orbits around the earth’s stratosphere, where there is “zero gravity.”  You’ve probably seen videos or movies of astronauts floating or walking so lightly and clumsily inside their spaceship.

If we’re sensible, as I assume most people are, we would respect the law of gravity as a real force.  Thus we don’t horse around while we are standing on a window ledge on the 20th floor of a building — unless we are thinking of suicide, as some have thought and done.

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God’s “Book of Remembrance”

Malachi 3:16 mentions a “book of remembrance” written before the LORD.  And what are remembered in this book?  The verse continues about what the book is for:  “…for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name.”  In this day and age when many, if not most, people have forgotten about the fear of God, it is a mighty serious matter that we retain, recapture or begin to have, the proper fear of God.  Otherwise God will also forget us and not keep us in His “book of remembrance.”

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