Justice & Judgment 6 – Relationships
It’s interesting to consider the truth of Roman 5:13 where the Bible tells us:
“For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law” in light of our relationships.
This is a brief lesson around that concept.
Recap from the previous lesson:
- There must be a law broken, before judgment can be passed and justice served. There must first be a law for judgment to be demanded.
Romans 5:13 For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed (charged to the account of) when there is no law.
- After creation there was only one commandment up until Noah… (God didn’t destroy the earth in judgment, he flat out repented that He made man and chose to destroy them and the earth. Genesis 6:11-13) Vs 8… but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Noah means “comfort” and “peace” Genesis 5:29
- God delivered His commandments little by little, leaving man with space enough to choose to obey them.
New Concepts: Notice how God added more and more laws/ commandments in the earth as mankind increased and as He exposed more of himself to them. Also not how these references seem to parallel the first 3 commandments of the Mosaic law in Exodus 20. Those first 3 commandments represent law between man and God.
- Commandment 1 – Genesis 2:16-1 7 (Adam and Eve were commanded to not eat of the tree of good and evil… thou shalt have no other gods before me)
- Commandment 2 – Genesis 6:22, 7:9, 16 (Noah was commanded to build an ark and enter in… Thou shalt not make any graven image… trust only in God for salvation. Noah didn’t rely on his own wisdom, rather he built the ark as commanded.)
Commandment 3 – Genesis 17:10, 21:4 (Abraham was commanded to circumcise himself along with every man child among them… He commanded this as he told Abraham he would give him a son. Abraham laughed in Genesis 17:17 and eventually so did Sarah in Genesis 18:12. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain… Abraham did not believe and in so doing, that was taking God’s name in vain. His circumcision depicted a circumcision of the heart in the NT, but his belief that followed was indicative of breaking the 3rd commandment.) Abraham was 99 when he was circumcised… ouch! He was 100 when Isaac was born and probably it happened after Abimilech tried to steal Sarah from Abraham
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