Introduction (II) :-
In the KJV, there are a number of metaphors for the Word of God and a brief explanation of these may be helpful :- a) The Law – God’s truth to aim for; b) the Way – our obedience and conduct in living, to be in unity with (a); c) Testimonies – remembrances, reminders and a witness, declaring to the world; d) Commandments – God’s authority, not to be compromised; e) Precepts – that which God entrusts to man; f) the Word – the mind, or ‘logos’ of God, bringing things to light; g) Judgments – reflecting the wisdom, or established government of God; h) Statutes – things which are engraved, fixed, or marked out. Likewise, there are a number of metaphors for sin to reveal how the conscience can offend a holy God. Transgression refers to deliberate rebellion, crossing a God-set boundary; sin is missing the mark, falling far short of God’s holy standard; while iniquity means an internal moral defect – a tendency to evil, while knowing that is wrong and a conscious inability to do what is right. This is highlighted in Romans 7:19 – “the good that I want to do, I do not; but the evil which I don’t want to do, I end up doing.” God’s word focusses in on these things but also helps us find an answer to the morass of sin and find a new way to live.
PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that Your word searches me to live by Your standards alone.”