The Lost Coin
The only Law ever physically given by God Himself are the Ten Commandments.
The Ten Commandments are a reflection of God's eternal never-changing Character.
Most people have heard of the Ten Commandments, but they don't keep the Sabbath. That is very strange, because the Ten Commandments are at the heart of the gospel. Shouldn't we keep the Sabbath also?
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
- John 14:15 (KJV)
The Bible clearly states that sin is the transgression of the Law, so this obviously means we need to keep the Law.
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
- 1 John 3:4 (KJV)
How many of the Ten Commandments should we keep? Two? Nine?
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
- James 2:10 (KJV)
Okay, so we need to keep all Ten Commandments (including the Sabbath).
The Sabbath is from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset, but then people say "I'll just keep the Sabbath on Sunday, it's just a day". Well, it's not just a day to God. He blessed and hallowed the seventh day only.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
- Exodus 20:8-11 (KJV)
No other day of rest was ever given.
For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
- Hebrews 4:8 (KJV)
But then people say "we're not under the law, we're under grace".
It's true that we are under grace, but does that mean we should continue to sin?
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
- Romans 6:1-2 (KJV)
So we ought to repent. And what is our standard by which we repent? Well, it's the Ten Commandments.
The Ten Commandments weren't just for the Jews. They are in the ark of the covenant in "The Most Holy Place" of God's heavenly temple.
We will be judged by them!!
And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament [covenant]: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
- Revelation 11:18-19 (KJV)
Then people say "we only have to follow the Spirit".
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 (KJV)
Note that it quite clearly says "the law of the Spirit". What Law is this? Well, the Ten Commandments.
The Holy Spirit does not break any laws.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
- Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)
But you still need to know what those laws are!! That's why God wrote them down in stone with His own finger.
By the way, the phrase "the law of sin and death" does not refer to the Ten Commandments. It means that most people are under the "do what you want" 'law'.
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
- Romans 7:25 (KJV)
We are always under the Law. The Law simply went from oral, to stone, to our mind and heart. Same Law though.
Cain knew full well what he was doing when he killed Abel. If there was no Law against murder, he would have been innocent. Most people know that murder is wrong. They know this because of the Ten Commandments which serve as a dividing line between good and evil. It's God's righteousness.
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.
- Hebrews 8:10 (KJV)
The Ten Commandments will never change, simply because God will never change. He has already achieved perfectionism.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
- Matthew 5:48 (KJV)
God really wants to spend Sabbath with His children, and I believe that the missing coin in the parable below refers to the missing Sabbath commandment. Today's Christians have simply lost sight of it.
Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost! Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
- Luke 15:8-10 (KJV)
Rejoice in the Sabbath brothers and sisters.
The Sabbath is a delight.