|“Where is your line across which you refuse to go? You do well to draw it before your time of testing.” Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt H”)
Thoughts from the Diary of a Desperate Man
“With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:10-11
The Laws of God differ from the law of man in that with man, his law often seeks the interest of the lawgiver, while with God, His Law always has both His the believer’s best in mind. With the certainty that God seeks our best, we hide God’s Word in our hearts, knowing that it helps keep us from danger.
Nevertheless, the presence of law indicates the presence of sin. A request becomes a law simply because people rebel. When you make a law it indicates a breakdown in the relationship. Law is the last line of defense in a deteriorating relationship; after you play the trump card of law, you are through. For example, you ask your child not date a certain person. The child refuses to reason with you, leaving you with no option but to make a law. If the child violates the law, the only remaining option you have is consequences.
For this reason no sane couple would have a pre-nuptial agreement, even though there is nothing biblically wrong with such an arrangement. Why would anyone want to enter a marriage based on law? If they lack trust and an eagerness to please, why marry? Love implies an eagerness to please; a request is enough.
Ezekiel 30-32 1 Peter 4 (New King James Version)
1 Peter 4
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Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in Prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:2
Devote yourselves to Prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The Prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16
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