Mary Mayko is Christian Fellowship's Adult Sunday School Teacher, Church Elder and one of our counselors. Mary also has the pulpit one Tuesday night a month to deliver Gods Word. She has penned inspirational poetry and writings for over 30 years.
THE BIBLE SPEAKS TO SOCIETY Christian Fellowship Church 900 Starkey Road Largo FL. 33771 July 5 2020 ***Teacher: Mary Mayko
“Walk in obedience to all that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land you will possess. Deut.5:33 NIV
The Bible contains the Law of God and also gives us the LORD’S Moral Code to live by. God has given us His divine purpose for man. His way to live as His people and for the benefit of others as well as ourselves! His Laws and Codes give us a picture of what God is like as well as His Holy Nature. The Ten Commandments given to His people is the basis of many of our Laws and the proper behavior for society in civilized peoples. Some people refuse to accept God’s Commands because they desire their own way and live in conflict with God’s Order for mankind.
The lesson today takes us to Deuteronomy where Moses is reminding the people of Israel the way the LORD gave them to live by! God’s Covenants are not suggestions, but commands given for us to live by! We are to learn what pleases the LORD and walk in obedience to His Word! In Roman Society we are told about the wicked destructive ways the Romans lived in the lives of individuals as well as in nations! Romans show us the downward spiral of wicked living and the disastrous end of it. The Book of Romans also teaches us the way of Redemption and how to live a Godly life!
The Bible Presents God’s Commandments. Deut.5:6-22 &32-33. The Israelites were to learn God’s Decrees and Regulations! They were to worship only the LORD God and never bow to any idols! Jesus verified Moses law of worshipping the LORD alone and with all the heart, soul, mind and strength! One was never to use the Name of God carelessly, yet today we hear people doing so without a second thought! A day of rest, a sabbath was part of God’s plan for man. Without proper rest, people tend to do and say things that offend the LORD! We are taught to treat the LORD in a holy manner in what we say and do! The first four commandments are directed to God. The other six relates to the way we treat others!
Please note: Murder is intentionally killing a person, but does not apply to going to war in defense of the people and their land! It does not apply to a death sentence by a Court that has the authority to administer the death sentence. The Bible gives clear guidelines in those cases! Vows are to be kept faithfully. Stealing includes many crimes that violate the person and property of others. It comes in many forms such as embezzlement, bribery and breaking into anyone’s property. Gods’ commands tell us to respect one another and whatever belongs to them! This is a law called perjury! God gave His Commandments out loud to Moses! His Voice was so loud it terrified the people so He agreed to write for Moses on stone tablets! Hence we have the expression “Written in stone!”
The Bible Warns of Sin’s Consequences. Rom.1:21-32. Virtually every major doctrine of the Church is addressed in the Book of Romans! The first eleven chapters are doctrinal in nature and points the way to redemption! Chapter 12-16 gives us a practical way to apply His Word to our individual lives! The Gospel has the power to save all who will believe in Christ Jesus! Those who accept Him receive forgiveness and are clothed in the righteousness of Christ! Paul explains graphically what happens to those who persist in wickedness and a society that refuses to obey the LORD! The LORD sees the ungodliness and unrighteousness of humanity! The Roman Empire was clearly living utter wickedness! (Romans 1:23-25) Sad!!!
Jude 7. “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them in like manner, given themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” The Romans lived freely in that ungodly sexual manner and they proudly boasted of the lifestyle! Sadly many do the same thing today in our societies without any sense of shame! Those who ignore God and the Bible and walk in their own sinful ways become more and more corrupt with a reprobate mind and will face the LORD on Judgment Day! We need to pray for them while there is still hope they will seek the LORD!
Romans 1:29-31tells us the characteristics of unrighteousness and all manner of evil, those who speak evil of others privately or backbiters that publically slander others. The Bible calls them “haters of God!” they are unreasonable people without mercy or compassion for others. They have no respect for Government Laws and do as they please regardless who they hurt! The Bible tells us they are without excuse and will face the judgment of God.
The Bible Reveals a Forgiving God. Romans 3: 21-26. God the Father sent His Son to offer forgiveness and a righteous life of salvation through Christ Jesus our Savior! Good News! Romans 4:5-6 NASB. “Just as David also speaks of the blessing upon the man to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works; “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD will not take into account!” We are made righteous by faith in Christ Jesus alone, not by anything else! Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God; Being justified freely by His grace though redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
Many people live a “good life” and see no need to ask God to forgive and save them! The only way to be saved is by the Blood of Christ, and have our sins blotted out! God does not take sin lightly! There is a price that was paid for sin in Christ Jesus, man is not good enough even though he may live a good lawful or moral life, we cannot save ourselves, for we all need a Savior! Romans 1:17b. “The just shall live by faith.” That statement changed Martin Luther’s life and the Protestant movement changed the world!
I TRUST THESE SCRIPTURES AND WRITINGS WILL ENCOURAGE YOUR HEART AND BUILD YOUR FAITH AS YOU READ THROUGH THEM! Our prayer for this website is that it continues to be a source of encouragement and blessings to all who have stopped by for a visit with us! Mary Mayko
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