Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Psalm 119:18.
Jesus Christ is the glory of the law. The bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness are to be reflected from His messengers upon the minds of sinners, in order that they may be led to say, with one of old, “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” Many … do not discern the wondrous things that are to be seen in God’s law. They have not beheld that which was revealed to Moses when he prayed, “I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.” Exodus 33:18. To Moses was revealed God’s character.
In the law every specification is the character of the infinite God.
Heaven’s law is always merciful, kind, tender, helpful, uplifting to others.
The downtrodden law of God is to be exalted before the people; as soon as they turn with earnestness and reverence to the Holy Scriptures, light from heaven will reveal to them wondrous things out of God’s law…. Truths which have proved an overmatch for giant intellects are understood by babes in Christ.
The law of ten commandments is not to be looked upon as much from the prohibitory side as from the mercy side. Its prohibitions are the sure guarantee of happiness in obedience….
We are not to regard God as waiting to punish the sinner for his sin. The sinner brings punishment upon himself. His own actions start a train of circumstances that bring the sure result. Every act of transgression reacts upon the sinner, works in him a change of character, and makes it more easy for him to transgress again. By choosing to sin, men separate themselves from God, cut themselves off from the channel of blessing, and the sure result is ruin and death.
By obedience to this law the intellect is strengthened, and the conscience is enlightened and made sensitive. The youth need to gain a clear understanding of God’s law.
The Faith I Live By p. 84
Prayer Requests
—-Keep my sister Jaelyn in your prayers today she is having surgery to take out her thyroid. Satrena
—-please keep my Mom in your prayer. She will undergo endoscopy and colonoscopy procedure this Thursday. May her outcome be good and keep her strong. Samantha
Dear Friends, 
I saw an item on Facebook yesterday that a certain guitar manufacturing company was going out of business. That brought back memories as my mother worked for that company for many years. Their guitars were known worldwide and many of the Grand Old Opry stars used that particular type of guitar. It was fun working there.  My mother got to meet many of those singers that she so much admired since she was an inspector and adjuster for many of those years. She looked over the finished guitar or mandolin and played it to make sure that it was perfect. How she loved that job! It seemed more like a pleasure than an occupation.  Moreover, the people she worked for and with were very nice.  They were more like family than strangers just shoved together in the workaday world.  They laughed together, were sympathetic when things were going wrong, shared their joys and woes of their private lives, etc. 
Then when my mother was 56, her employer sold the business.  The new owners started treating her and those in her age group very poorly. These new owners did not want to pay such high pension checks as they would get if they worked all the way to retirement age.  One day her boss told her to report for work to a different department. From then on she was to do a job that was physically impossible for her to do. She had to run the giant belt sander. This piece of machinery went all the way to the ceiling and was about 10 feet by 15 feet.  They made her lift wide, heavy boards onto the huge belt, then go around to the other side of this gargantuan sander, pick up the board, flip it over, and put it in again. She did her best, but she could not do as many as she was supposed to do.
She tried to explain to her employer that she had never been able to lift heavy objects even when she was young, but she was told that if she didn’t like it, she could quit. Her heart sank. She could not quit. She lived alone, so hers was the only paycheck. Her muscles ached.  She felt sore all over.  She had strained her body so badly trying to do the job that she could barely breathe, but she kept working.  When her employer saw that she was not going to quit, things got worse. She tried going through the union’s grievance channels to get put on a job that she could handle. She was told that there was nothing that could be done. She kept working.  There was nothing she could do.  She knew that at her age, few companies would hire her that paid as much as she made.
One day, her boss told her that since she could not make her quota, she was being laid off. With tears in her eyes, she left the job she had had for most of her life. She didn’t know what she would do. She was able to survive, from the meager unemployment check she got, but it was not easy. 
What an unfair practice this new owner had.  Life in this sinful, old world has not been fair since this planet changed owners when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit. From that moment a change came over this world and everything in it. Before sin, when the earth came forth perfect and beautiful from the Hand of the Creator, all was happiness and joy.  Before their sin, nothing marred their joy.  They were at one with their Creator and with the other inhabitants of the Universe.  Each evening the Great Creator had come down to this little planet and spent happy time with this newly created pair. But one evening all was different. “And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:” Gen 3:9-14  Think of it! When the once happy pair disobeyed, a new “boss” took over this world  Adam and Eve began “working” for this new tyrant right away.  The joy and happiness they had had was gone.  A new spirit took possession of their thoughts.  They began accusing each other for their sin and even accused their loving Creator for their disobedience. 
Even though our first parents disobeyed His command, our Loving Saviour did not leave them without hope. He explained the great plan of salvation to them. He promised, ” And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” vs 15 As that first lamb, which represented the Saviour to come, was slain, how horrified the entire universe must have been. This was the first time they had seen death. As they gazed upon that lifeless form, they knew that someday the Glorious Prince of Heaven would give His life for the sinner. He, Who knew no sin, would take our punishment. How they must have marveled at His wondrous love!
When He was about to die for us, Jesus said, “now shall the prince of this world be cast out.” John 12:31 Precious promise. Jesus bought back this world with His own precious blood. He paid the ransom to redeem us from the power of the enemy. Someday soon He will return to claim His own.  Someday soon He will take us to His home above. He has promised, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:1-3
May we refuse to listen to the voice of the tempter.  May we love our Dear Saviour with all our heart, all our mind, all our strength that we may bring joy to His Great Heart of Love. May we all be ready for His great and glorious coming is my prayer.  

Wondrous Things in God’s Law
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