SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD is our JUDGE [JEHOVAH SHAPHAT], the LORD is our LAWGIVER [JEHOVAH KJACAC], the LORD is our KING [JEHOVAH MELEK]; He will save us. James 4:12 There is one LAWGIVER, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
THOUGHT: The word for LAWGIVER is from a Hebrew word that means to engrave or to make a decree or to write or draw on a wall, like Isaiah 30:8 and Ezekiel 23:14. Engraving is cutting an enduring message of words or images into stone, wood, metal, etc. This word is also used for decreeing laws as in Isaiah 10:1. The LORD is the LAWGIVER [JEHOVAH KJACAC] as He establishes and decrees guidelines from heaven for how you live on earth. It is He who inscribed the basic rule on the tables of stone called the Ten Commandments. You have the Grace and Mercy of JEHOVAH SHAPHAT, THE LORD YOUR JUDGE but He is also JEHOVAH KJACAC, THE LORD YOUR LAWGIVER, the one who established the set of rules for you to follow.
PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father, JEHOVAH KJACAC, THE LORD MY LAWGIVER: I thank You for your wisdom in establishing righteous precepts and practices for how we are to live in harmony with heaven and with one another on earth. As a wise LAWGIVER You have established Your grace and mercy upon me from everlasting, as I reverence and fear You (Psalm 103:17). I thank You for Your love which keeps me from becoming legalistic and also for Your Reverence (The Fear of the LORD) which keeps me from becoming lawless. Your truths are well established and I take heed to them in my love and obedience to You, In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!
ADDTIONAL READING: Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Many confuse the grace and mercy of God as if it is a license to continue to sin, as if God no longer is concerned with sin. Some take up residence in the doctrine of grace and fail to understand that it is the grace of God that saves us from the penalty of sin and also empowers us to overcome sin. We are not saved to continue to live in sin. God forbid! When we do so we crucify Christ afresh (). When grace is properly accessed and we are properly and rightly discipled and led to salvation, we are gloriously saved from the penalty of sin and we go on in the grace of sanctification to be delivered from the power of sin. While none may claim to be sinless we ought to be growing from year to year by the grace of God to new points of sinning less, as we call earnestly on the mercy of God for areas were we are still growing, in His grace.