By J. I. Packer
J. I. Packer explodes universal misconceptions concerning the Ten Commandments and provides readers God's blueprint for relational, non secular, and societal health. they can be mistakenly thought of God's "rules"-his outmoded record of do's and don'ts that upload as much as a guilt-ridden, legalistic lifestyle. yet as liked writer and Bible student J. I. Packer probes the aim and real that means of the 10 Commandments, readers will gladly observe that those precepts can aptly be referred to as God's layout for the easiest existence attainable. They include the knowledge and priorities an individual wishes for relational, religious, and societal blessing-and it is all coming from a loving heavenly Father who wishes the simplest for his young ones. not just does Packer bring those truths briefly, readable segments, yet he contains dialogue questions and ideas for extra examine on the finish of every bankruptcy. This booklet will problem readers to view the commandments with new eyes and aid them to understand--perhaps for the 1st time--the overall healthiness, the desire, and the background we are provided there.
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Where God’s love is spurned, his will flouted, and his loyalty betrayed, he can be expected to “visit” as judge (verse 5). God speaks of those whom he thus visits as persons who, in each successive generation, “hate” him, and the verb points to the fact that deep down all who defy God’s rule without being able to forget his reality do wish him dead, or different, and resent with bitter irreverence both his claims and his warnings. Can we wonder, then, or demur when God deals with such folk in retributive judgment?
Nobody treats me as a person; nobody cares for me” is very much a cry of our time, but the problem is as old as mankind. S FMBUJPOT ! H PE Now, the Christian’s relationship with God the Creator is a personal, “I-you” affair throughout. To him God is not, as he is to some, a cosmic force to harness, an infinite “it” claiming no more from him than the genie of the lamp did from Aladdin. Christians know that God has called them into a relation of mutual love and service, of mutual listening and response, of asking, giving, taking, and sharing on both sides.