09 November: Misusing the Law

Human nature seems to always look for the loopholes to get around rules. But Law is good, IF we use it properly…

READ 1 TIMOTHY 1  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


I wonder why it seems to be a temptation, when a rule is laid down, that most of us want to skirt it, change it, or abolish it. Few of us accept that a rules are for our benefit. If there wasn’t a rule I wouldn’t be figuring out how to bend it. I’d just be concentrating on the road instead of the speed cameras.

Today’s chapter is a confirmation for me, yet again, that the law is good if one uses it properly [v8], and that it’s only actually in place for the law-breakers and rebels. [v9]  So if I had a lifestyle of choices that were as “right-eous” as they should be, I wouldn’t be trying to misuse the law in my Maker’s Handbook for LIFE. In fact, I wouldn’t have to concern myself with the law at all – my choices wouldn’t give me any “brushes with the law”. It then stands to reason that, with no interaction at all with the law in my daily experience, it would be as if I were free from the law.[a]  Amazing!

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Finding it hard to connect with our Holy Creator God? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”

You Lord, are the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God. To You be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen! [1 Timothy 1:17]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Pray for the Believers in Sudan[c]
  • Your Nation: Your country’s response to world hunger
  • Yourself: Commitment to the Lord
  • Your concerns for today
As needs present themselves, Lord, help me to remember that whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord. You will reward us for what we have done. [Proverbs 19:17]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”

I cry out to You, God Most High; to You, God, who vindicates me. [Psalm 57:2]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”

Now, Lord, deliver me, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone are God. [2 Kings 19:19]

“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[d] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Spiritual LIFE

“And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you.” [Romans 8:11]

[a] Romans 8:2

[b] Matthew 6:5-15

[c] http://www.operationworld.org/country/suda/owtext.html

[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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