DELIVERANCE BELONGS TO THE LORD!
And behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the Lord, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation." 1Samuel 26:24
AT HIS TABLE:
The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code, dating back to 1700 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered codes of law that exists. The Code consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth". The human characteristics that we might see missing in this code is mercy, love, and more than anything there is no value on the life or the soul of another.
Forms of this code exist heavily in the extremist cultures that we see surfacing recently with suicide bombers and radical shootings to advance radical agendas. We know that Jesus came and changed this code and presented to us another, as we read,
"Ye have heard that it hath been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you that ye resist not evil, but whosoever shall smite on the right cheek, turn to him the other also..." Mathew 5:38-42
THE NEW VALUE IN A LIFE…
Jesus continued on to show us that to value life and to consider another's soul is the new law and the righteous code from God himself. For example, King David held Saul's life and soul in high regard while he could have taken King Saul's life that night, he chose not to touch the Lord's anointed, as we read,
"Who can stretch forth his hand against the Lord's anointed and be guiltless?" 1Samuel 26:9
The same value that we place on a person’s life and soul will be set on ours, even as we have set on others. When we give mercy and love, we shall receive mercy and love, when we deliver another from a difficulty, then we too shall receive deliverance out of tribulation.
God's code of mercy is a New Testament law that is given unto us along with love, forgiveness, and all of the teachings that value life and set us free, as it is written,
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." Romans 8:1, 2
WALK IN THE SPIRIT AND BE SET FREE FROM THE FLESH!
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