There is much talk about justice today. It is good and right that we desire justice to be done. But much of the conversation about justice in this day and age leaves God out of the picture.
We are told in the Westminster Larger Catechism and question 7 that “God is…most just.” It is impossible for us to properly define justice apart from the just One, God Himself.
We are coming to a study of a lengthy section of Scripture this Lord’s Day, in Exodus 21:12-23:9. This section of Scripture teaches us about the civil laws that God gave to govern the people whom He had delivered from Egypt. We often speak about three divisions of the law. The moral law, which is expressed in the Ten Commandments, is still binding on all people everywhere. The ceremonial law, which pertained to the sacrificial system, is no longer in effect because Christ has been the perfect sacrifice. The civil law expired with the Old Testament theocracy, and therefore is no longer in effect. This, however, does not mean that studying these laws is somehow irrelevant to us. These laws teach us much about God’s character, and given that these are by and large applications of God’s moral law to the specific setting of the people, we can learn much about the moral law of God as well.
Join us as we consider these truths together this Lord’s Day, and also how God redeems His people from the penalty of His justice. We meet for worship at 9820 W Markham St. (the sanctuary of Faith United Methodist Church) at 9 AM. For more information, click here or contact us. You can also watch our service on YouTube with a link posted to our Facebook page.