Spirit of the Law

When Jesus was living on earth and teaching people, he never once taught or acted against the law of God. When he did teach, many times, he expounded on the law (See Matthew 5).

It is good to meditate on God’s laws.

Psalm 1:1-2
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

When one constantly meditates on God’s laws, he can sometimes find the reasons behind His laws through logic and reason or by the Spirit. For example, Yahweh made a law for lepers to cry out “Unclean, Unclean” when someone approached them. Even though Yahweh never said, “I want the lepers to cry ‘Unclean, Unclean’ so that the healthy people would stay away from the contagious, unhealthy people so they also do catch this disease.”, through a little meditation, common sense, and knowledge that leprosy can spread through contact one can conclude this. Therefore, one can apply this law of leprosy to some other diseases such as Ebola or other deadly contagious diseases. Although a person that had another deadly, contagious disease could strictly look at the letter of the law and say to himself, “I am not obligated by God’s law to warn this person that is approaching me that I have this disease”, if one would be led by the spirit of the law, he would know that he should still warn the approaching person. Another thing one might think he could do is yell, “taw-may', taw-may’” (the Hebrew word that was translated as “Unclean”). While it would make sense if you were living in a Hebrew-speaking nation to yell this, it would not make sense to yell it anywhere else. Also, it might make more sense for someone who has leprosy today to yell, “Stay back, I have leprosy” or “Stay back, I have a deadly, contagious disease”, since very few people study the scriptures and know what “unclean” means. In my opinion, this keeps to the spirit of the law.

The following articles expounds on some of the laws. When you read the following, pray and let the spirit tell you if what you read is true. Much of this is common sense, and it is likely that I will not be telling you anything new.

1.Cheer up the Wife

2.Littering and Stealing

3.Putting a fence around your roof

4. Who can “profane” the Sabbath and be blameless?

5. The Mezuzah and the Commandments