Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness

The Lord God commanded the man, “You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” … When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. … Then he died. Continue Reading “Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness”

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. … Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. … I delight in your commands because I love them. Continue Reading “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth”

May the glory of the Lord be praised in his dwelling place!

When a prayer or plea is made by any of your people Israel—each one aware of the afflictions of his own heart, and spreading out his hands toward this temple—then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of all men), so that they will fear you all the time. Continue Reading “May the glory of the Lord be praised in his dwelling place!”

People of corrupt mind have been robbed of the truth

Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. … The land you are entering to possess is a land polluted by the corruption of its peoples. By their detestable practices they have filled it with their impurity from one end to the other. Continue Reading “People of corrupt mind have been robbed of the truth”