I am sure I am not the first to ponder this question, nor will I be the last, but I typed out this idea on my iPod Touch on the plane while on the way back from California and ran across it today. So this is what I wrote…
Most of the time “rules” seem to lay in line with what people, in general, would agree is in line with moral law. There are times, however, when one can be fully within the legal law or rule set, but teetering on or completely over the moral line.
Is that where the law fails society, or is that the point in which society fails itself? If there was a law for every “wrong”, we would all be locked up or fined.
First, I think moral law is broken a lot more often than I am willing to admit. I also think that the law does not fail society, society is failing itself.
There is so much more to life that following rules and laws. The rules, the laws, to me, are a starting point, a baseline for everyone to grow from.
Interesting thoughts, I enjoy reading these ponderings…SOme thoughts I had as I read this were the following:
– Something I have begun to notice as pretty universal in humans (including myself) is a tendency to want to know exactly what the “law” requires of us, to in a sense want a “checklist” of things we need to do whether it is our spouse, parents, or God. Why do you think that is?
– A couple verses that popped into my head as I read…Romans 6:14 : For you are not under law, but under grace. And Romans 5:20 : The Law was added so that the trespass might increase. (Really this is just a teaser to read Romans 1-8, one of my favorite sections of the Bible 😉
Anywho, keep writing, it’s been good stuff!