- Marcia Lee Laycock
The three are ? Remember the Law, Restore the Heart, and Renew Righteousness.
The first point was a caution against relying on the law to change anything ? just like the laws of our country, God's laws cannot change us, they only show us where our sin lies. We must remember the laws of God so that we can avoid the death-traps of sin. It is up to us, and God's Spirit working in us, to make the changes necessary to live our lives in harmony with those laws.
The second point, restore the heart, led us to consider the hearts of those whom God loved ? people like Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, David, and others on through history. These were men and women who failed, yet always turned back to God for mercy and grace. They always restored their love for God and restored their relationship with Him.
The third point, renew righteousness, helped us to remember that our righteousness does not come from the good works we do, but from . . .