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April Devotions
  1. No Other Gods
  2. No Idols
  3. Don't Misuse God's Name
  4. Remember the Sabbath
  5. Honor Your Father & Mother
  6. Don't Murder
  7. Don't Commit Adultery
  8. Don't Steal
  9. Don't Lie
  10. Don't Covet
  11. The Law Reveals Sin
  12. All Have Broken the Law
  13. Pray for Understanding of the Law
  14. Pray for the Power to Keep the Law
  15. The Law Requires Perfection
  16. The Law is Holy, Just, & Good
  17. Obedience of the Heart
  18. Jesus Fulfilled the Law
  19. The Law is Absolute and Ongoing
  20. No Justification by the Law
  21. The Law Brings Wrath
  22. Obedience is Love
  23. Law on Our Hearts
  24. Free from Bondage
  25. Free from the Curse
  26. Jesus Abolished the Law
  27. Believers are Dead to the Law
  28. Christians Live by the Law
  29. Love is Law
  30. The Final Word
Psalm 119:18

Open my eyes that I may see
wonderful things in your law.

April 13

Pray for Understanding of the Law

We live in a world that tries to color everything in shades of gray rather than in black and white.  If a person breaks the law, there are reasons for it, reasons that justify the breaking of the law.

Certainly there are some laws that are clearer than others.  Whether the law is justified or not, a speed limit of 45 means 45 and not "45 unless you are running late for work."

Even if we know God's laws, we may forget them at important times - like when we're angry - or we might not understand them.  Is tithing still relevant today?  Are we expected to keep the Sabbath like in the Old Testament?

This is why it is important that we pray for understanding.  If we could do it on our own we wouldn't need the Holy Spirit.  But God gave us the Spirit as a gift and we should call upon Him for guidance when we need help.

Jesus was very clear to His disciples in John 16 that He wasn't going to leave them alone.  The Holy Spirit is meant to give us understanding and to help us follow Jesus' commands.

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