Punishment for disobedience, but the rules are endless…

“‘But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, then I will do this to you: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and drain away your life.” Leviticus
Several hundred people read this blog daily. Does no one have an answer? The old testament says to do this or don’t do that. It even has the famous ten commandments. I just want to know which rules to follow so as to escape God’s judgment or does it no longer matter what rules I break? Or does anyone really care?

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

2 thoughts on “Punishment for disobedience, but the rules are endless…”

  1. Hi Archie;

    It is said God issued Ten Commandments, man has provided tens of thousands of pages of laws and edicts to supplement God’s edicts.

    Jesus narrowed it down to two laws and some claim his death washes away all the other transgressions.

    All I know is what is in my heart. I am not and can not be perfect enough to follow all of this.

    I do know it effects me deeply seeing people suffer because of actions of other people.

    Murder, theft, adultery and false witness are all intstigated by people on others. I don’t worry about the small stuff when these issues I mentioned are prevalent today.

    While people fret over the legalistic dogma in the Bible and spend years trying to figure it out, they aren’t aware their child is being abused by some man who is “called” to do God’s work.

    There are no easy answers, so I look into myself to see what I find is acceptable or not. For some reason I find that many people are as repulsed by the same things that repulse me, regardless of their faith.

    Leviticus had its day and it is long past.

  2. Hi Ich. I knew you would find this line of thinking of common interest. I appreciate your comments.

    The phenomenon of blogging is interesting. I’ve found that people of knowledge like to originate blog posts as evidenced by the many blogs produced by authors who are well schooled. They get it, that blogging is a great way to get their message out.

    As for commenting in response to real questions by others with a sincere desire to grow deep, the same authors tend to keep their head down. Twitter seems much less risky. Obligation to respond only runs 140 characters deep.

    So I do appreciate your thoughts and the fact that you don’t keep your head down.

    As for the faithful readers of 37stories, I appreciate your friendship and I look forward to reading your thoughts in the comments.

    God bless and don’t eat any shrimp until I figure this thing out. Ha!

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