All men are commanded to obey the commands of God.
Human logic which is apart from the express will of God is not logic at all. It is in contradiction to truth. All truth comes from God. When we reason that it is OK to do that which is right in our own eyes, we reason wrongly. We fail to take into account that an all powerful God makes the rules. All else are subject to Him.
God, in his infinite resource and all knowing character, knows what is best. He planned all that exists. He knows what is necessary to make it work in harmony and according to perfection. We fail in the practice of reason to think that we are somehow able to know better.
God give all his commands for the good of His creatures. All good comes from His character of perfection. His creation is ordered by His commands. The whole concept is the basis for law or laws. We are told that He sustains all things by His Word. We fail in the practice of reason to think that we can make laws which supersede His. We fail in the practice of logic to think that we are somehow exempt from accountability in obeying His will.
There are three examples to this.
- First is the requirement to obey as is given in Deuteronomy 28.
- There is the illustration of those who refused to obey commands that seemed illogical to carnal minds. Jeremiah 38
- Lastly, there is illustration of response of offspring who finally learn and understand obedience and then the response of God. Daniel 9:5-13.
Could it not be that so much of the sorrow that people experience is the result of such disregard for the necessary obedience to God which has been so clearly declared to us?
God appointed these cities of refuge before there was a need. The cities of refuge were available to all. There were standards for a slayer to qualify for the city of refuge. Joshua 20 Deuteronomy 19, Numbers 35
We also see Christ as a type of “city of refuge”. God anticipated the necessity in Gen 3:15, a person from the seed of the woman. God had already determined to send a Messiah. As the cities of refuge were available to all, so is Christ. We see that in John 6:40 and also in Acts 11:18, God has also granted repentance to the Gentiles, not just the Jews.
Since all have sinned ( Ro 3:23) and the wages of sin is death( Ro 6:23), flee to the person Jesus Christ who is now our city of refuge. Believe on Him and live safely without the fear of the avenger, Satan, slaying you. The Eternal God is our refuge. (Psalm 46)
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