You came down also on Mount Sinai, And spoke with them from heaven, And gave them just ordinances and true laws, Good statutes and commandments. -Nehemiah 9:13

The Hebrew noun used here for “statutes” means an enactment, an inscription; a written rule, decreed limit, law, or custom. It refers to a defined boundary, especially when written into law, but sometimes not in written form, as in God’s limits for the sea (Prov. 8:29).  

While we all know that statutes are given for our benefit, we sometimes find ourselves going beyond their limits when there is no one nearby to enforce them. Unfortunately, we do the same thing with God’s law, usually to our own detriment. Yet, unlike man-made laws, God’s laws are never arbitrary or inconsistent. God’s laws come directly from the Creator’s hand and are, in essence, a “how-to” book for the human race! 

Do you need guidance today? Listen for His voice. Are you facing one of life’s uncertainties? The answer is in His Word. Is there something in your life that needs to be fixed? When you don’t know what to do, look it up in the manual! 

Scripture Reference: Nehemiah

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