In our study today, Pastor Kevin expounds on additional laws governing life in ancient Israel, laws designed by God to help maintain a just and civil society, and to preserve the Jews as His witness people and ultimately to be the people through whom Messiah Jesus would come. Laws addressed in today’s passage include those that helped protect women from male assault, and society against the spread of sexual immorality.
While the skeptic mocks the Bible, Pastor Kevin explains how these laws executed a system of justice that was far more fair, compassionate, and fiscally responsible than our own. Using contemporary examples, we see the horrific consequences to our lives, families, and society when we abandon them. No one can keep the Law perfectly. We praise God the Father for so loving us that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for the sins of the world so that by believing we can have life in His Name.