Imagine driving down a county road and you do not witness a speed limit sign …at all…. So you decide that the safest and most productive speed to travel is 60 after all there are no curves and pavement is very stable… what say you now…. all is well?
The next thing to happen is a county sheriff pulls in behind you with sirens ablaze and pulls you over ….asking you what youre doing?
Albeit you have safely traversed several miles of roadway and no harm has befallen you or others around you, the office states there are statutes in place requiring motorists to adhere to a 40 mile per hour speed limit and that the ordinance is in plain view within the text of the drivers manual.
He politely tell you you have broken the the law and issues you a ticket and subsequent fine. The penalty of law dispersed and a reminder that ignorance of the law is no excuse for not adhering to its demands.
What say you now?
I ask my self this same said question about the Laws of God….. despite my ability to discern various paths to traverse in this world and my ability to evaluate safety, when I choose the speed at which I conduct my life without the regard for the clearly stated ordinances of the Creator …..I fail to meet the requirements for His plan of proper travel in this life.
I recognize that I have the Perfect Advocate in the Messiah Yeshua AND I have come to realize that ‘ignorance of the law is no excuse’ …..
Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”