THE ROYAL LAW OF GOD
The Ten Commandments with their statutes are The Royal Law of God. Through faith, the Psalmist received understanding from them.
Psalms 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
Psalms 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Psalms 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
Psalms 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Psalms 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Psalms 19:12 Who can understand his ERRORS? cleanse thou me from SECRET FAULTS.
Donna writes: We must obey everything that we know to be the truth. The apostle John called that "walking in the light." We cannot understand our errors until the Holy Spirit exposes them through THE TRUTH OF GOD'S LAW: "Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and THY LAW IS THE TRUTH." Psalms 119:142
We either “walk in darkness” or we “walk in the light” Here, the apostle John is teaching us how to discern a false teacher:
“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and DO NOT THE TRUTH.” 1 John 1:6
False teachers say they have fellowship with God. They say “Jesus is Lord” yet they have become unsuspecting servants of Satan, the great deceiver. Here are some of the distortions they use to undermine The law of God:
“No one ever kept the commandments perfectly.”
“Jesus has fulfilled the law for us.”
“We are not under the law.”
“The law is only for the Jews.”
Those twistings of scripture are simply excuses for sin; pleasant words for itching ears. If a teacher DOES NOT OBEY THE TRUTH, he is “walking in darkness.”
Friends, After we have been justified [forgiven] freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (See Romans 3:24-25) Our past sins are forgiven --now, we must walk in the light.
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin* … If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:7;9
* sin --In his writing, John makes a clear distinction between sins of ignorance and presumptuous sin. Notice in the verses above that he did not say COMMIT SIN; because he was referring to errors or sins of ignorance that can be forgiven through the atonement of the blood of Jesus Christ. In contrast, John speaks of presumptuous sin of rebellion here: “He that COMMITTETH SIN is of the devil’ “Whosoever is born of God does not COMMIT SIN” 1 John 3:8;9
The scriptures teach us the difference between sins of ignorance (errors) and presumptuous sins of rebellion that cannot be forgiven. The Psalmist, with the eyes of faith, continues with his prayer to His LORD seeing Him as His Strength and Redeemer.:
Psalms 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.