Thursday, 11 August 2011

Law unto themselves

We have heard this phrase a few times over the past 6 days - "a law unto themselves" - with reference to the many looters and rioters in England. Do you know where this phrase comes from? Any guesses? No, the answer is not 'Shakespeare!' It actually comes from the bible - Romans 2:14 to be precise:

"For when the Gentiles....having not the law, are a law unto themselves."

For a long time the Gentiles refused to obey the law of Moses - they submitted to their own 'law' and thus became a 'law unto themselves.' Society will always spiral out of control if we allow people to make up their own rules. It has happened in every 'civilisation' since the beginning of time. For me, nothing triumphs over the commands God has given to us.

Any thoughts?

Living in Grace,

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