The heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Psalm 50:6.
The clouds sweep back, and the starry heavens are seen, unspeakably glorious in contrast with the black and angry firmament on either side. The glory of the celestial city streams from the gates ajar.
In the temple will be seen the ark of the testament in which were placed the two tables of stone, on which are written God’s law. These tables of stone will be brought forth from their hiding place, and on them will be seen the Ten Commandments engraved by the finger of God. These tables of stone now lying in the ark of the testament will be a convincing testimony to the truth and binding claims of God’s law.
Sacrilegious minds and hearts have thought they were mighty enough to change the times and laws of Jehovah; but, safe in the archives of heaven, in the ark of God, are the original commandments, written upon the two tables of stone. No potentate of earth has power to draw forth those tables from their sacred hiding place beneath the mercy seat.
There appears against the sky a hand holding two tables of stone folded together. Says the prophet: “The heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself.” Psalm 50:6. That holy law, God’s righteousness, that amid thunder and flame was proclaimed from Sinai as the guide of life, is now revealed to men as the rule of judgment. The hand opens the tables, and there are seen the precepts of the Decalogue, traced as with a pen of fire. The words are so plain that all can read them. Memory is aroused, the darkness of superstition and heresy is swept from every mind, and God’s ten words, brief, comprehensive, and authoritative, are presented to the view of all the inhabitants of the earth.
It is impossible to describe the horror and despair of those who have trampled upon God’s holy requirements. . . .
The enemies of God’s law, from the ministers down to the least among them, have a new conception of truth and duty. Too late they see that the Sabbath of the fourth commandment is the seal of the living God.
Maranatha p. 286
—– Please pray for the fire to be put out it is in the path of Milo Academy. M
—— Please continue to pray for Janet and her family! She is still missing. T
—–Please pray for Amy who is going though a divorce. RJ
As Ron was driving to work the other morning, he saw a car that had been tipped over onto its side in the distance ahead. He wondered why no one was stopping to help whoever had tipped over their car and felt quite impatient with all of those uncaring people. He could not understand how people could be so wrapped up in their own little world that they would not get involved.
When he got closer to the object he felt very silly. How different it looked from that perspective. The object was not a tipped-over car at all. It was a large spool of gray cable with a large flat, black plastic object connected on one side and a transformer box nearby. Now he understood. Those people were not uncaring at all. The oncoming traffic could see the objects clearly and knew that no help was needed.
How often we are like Ron. We think we have a clear view of all things and wonder why those around us do not react as we think they should. We become impatient with them and often attempt to force them into our mould. Many times our well-meaning attempt is met with resistance. Sometimes, when we get a clear view of someone’s situation we realize that we would react in the same way.
Our Dear Saviour warns us, “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”Matt 7:1-5 Paul adds, “why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.” Ro 14:10-13
Yet, this does not mean that we should never judge. Jesus tells us, “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” John 7:24 There are blatant sins that must be dealt with but even then we are to have compassion on them restoring them as Jesus would restore placing their feet back on the Heavenly path saving”with fear, pulling them out of the fire [so to speak] ; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” Jude 23
“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.” 1 Peter 3:8-12
God’s Law Appears in the Heavens