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verse 13: “The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.”

As I look back during the time that I officiated high school football, I remember with bemusement some of the reactions of some coaches to the rules. There were always those who argued against the calls that went against their team no matter what…yet these same coaches would be cheering us when the same rule was used in a call against the other team! There were some occasions where the team’s busted play for no gain would actually be saved due to a flag that was thrown on the play.

My Holman concordance makes reference to the fact that those who abide by the law (e.g., those coaches who abide by the rules) will benefit and be rewarded by their obedience; yet those who do not (e.g., coaches who ignore or scorn such rules) will pay the penalty, because they will still be in debt to the law.

To quote an old cliché, “the law is the law”, and that certainly applies to God’s law. As Christians, we are guilty of sin…but we have an Advocate in Jesus Christ. By His blood, our sins are forgiven; our penalty has been served by Him.

Have a blessed day!

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