There shall be one standard for you; it shall be for the stranger as well as the native, for I am the Lord your God.’”
There is talk in some nations as to the merits of allowing Muslims to institute their own laws, Sharia law, for the sake of their own communities. In some European nations, this is posing problems as different sets of laws stand side by side applying to different sets of people. Inequality and injustice are the result.
It is interesting to read what the Word of God has to say about different laws for different people in the same nation.
God is quite clear. He says when you are in this nation, whether you believe or don’t believe, whether you are a foreigner or a native, whether you are in or you’re out – the one same law and standard is going to apply to all.
Two sets of laws diminishes and dilutes the strength of the law and the truth of God.
Why is was this the case in ancient Israel? And what does that have to do with us today? The answer is that the law of God is the same for all.
Sin is sin and the same for all. The penalty of sin is the same for all, whether you believe or don’t believe. None of these elements to God’s justice system move or change depending on you or your circumstances, background, or beliefs. Sin, judgment, justice are all based upon one unchangeable foundation – the truth.
But the truth doesn’t end there. Just as God’s law, sin and the penalty for sin are the same for all, so too is the remedy. Christ is the redeemer for all. Jesus is the saviour for all. He is the way for all to escape the wrath of God and the penalty for sin we all must face.
That is the good news.
Turn your life over to Him today. Give Him your life, marred by sin. And receive His from Him.
PRAYER: Father, I ask you to forgive me and cleanse me. I have fallen short of your standard and transgressed your holy law. I cry out to Jesus to save and become Lord of my life. I surrender to Him, in Jesus name, Amen.