El Corazón y La Boca / The Mouth & the Heart
El Alto y Sublime
A prayer for the mouth
On the other side of gender transition
Do you really love me?
“The Goodness of the Law”
“Oh how I love your law!” (Ps. 119:97). What a strange statement of affection. Why would anyone direct his love toward the law of God? The law limits our choices, restricts our freedom, torments our consciences, and pushes us down with a mighty weight that cannot be overcome, and yet the psalmist declares his affection for the law in passionate terms. He calls the law sweeter than honey to his mouth (Ps. 119:3).
What is it about the law of God that can provoke such affection? In the first place, the law is not an abstract set of rules and regulations. The law reflects the will of the Lawgiver, and in that regard it is intensely personal. The law reflects to the creature the perfect will of the Creator and at the same time reveals the character of that being whose law it is. The law of God proceeds from God’s being and reflects His character. When the psalmist speaks of his affection for the law, he makes no division between the law of God and the Word of God. Just as the Christian loves the Word of God, so we ought to love the law of God, for the Word of God is indeed the law of God.
Is sex before marriage really a sin?
A pretty good, short overview of the question from the Scriptures. Open your mind to God, and go deaf to the culture and your own deceitful heart!
My only caveat is that the speaker uses a Bible version that translates the Greek word porneia as “sexual immorality” and not “fornication.” I prefer the latter, since the former is too vague. But other than that, the content is spot-on.