August 9, 2022     2:08 pm
199. Week of First Sunday after Trinity - Tuesday
The Law
          He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord requires of you.   Micah 6:8
          God has given His Law to every man. To every man these words apply: "He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord requires of you." In creation God wrote His Law into man's heart: man knew by nature how he ought to be and what God wanted him to do and not to do. By sin this writing was blurred, but not totally effaced. Because it was blurred, God afterwards laid down His Law in Ten Commandments written on two tables of stone, published it through Moses and the Prophets of Israel, and expounded and explained it through Christ and His Apostles. But that the natural knowledge of the Law of God has not been lost entirely is proved by the heathen. The heathen have neither the Ten Commandments nor their exposition. And yet, by nature they do various works of the Law, as is evidenced by their moral teachings and their laws. Since they do not have the Law that is revealed in Scripture, they are a law to themselves. And so they show that something of the Law is still within their hearts. Haven't also the heathen a conscience? Don't their thoughts accuse or else excuse one another? (Rom. 2:14,15). So every man knows the Law of God. No man can plead ignorance of the divine Law to excuse his sin. Least of all can you plead this. He has shown you what is good, and what the Lord requires of you, not only by the writing within your heart, but much more so by the writings of the Prophets and Apostles. Sinner, flee to Christ, your Saviour, that your guilt be taken from you!
          PRAYER: - Yes, Lord, I am a sinner, and my sin is inexcusable. I know Your Law, and still I transgressed it. I sin daily. I flee to You, Lord Jesus Christ! Wash me of my sin, and I shall be whiter than snow! Forgive my sins to me, since You bore them for me and expiated them. Give me Your free Spirit, that henceforth I may strive against sin and serve You according to Your commandment. Amen.

Second Part : Catechism Lessons
August 9, 2022     2:08 pm