Today’s reading Deuteronomy 20-22
Deuteronomy 22:8 When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.
God gave His people instruction thousands of years ago that people didn’t learn and practice until modern times. This is just another beautiful view of the perfect Word of God. When a Jewish person built a house according to God’s law for them they were to build security walls or fences around any place that was dangerous or where a person could fall and hurt themselves.
Before the insurance companies thought of it, God did! Before you had to build a fence around your pool God told His people to be careful. If you had a place where a person could get hurt and you didn’t provide security then you would share responsibility for the injured.
So we learn how to do things at home, in our business, in our church, and everywhere we live and work. But more importantly we gain great respect for the Word of God. How did Moses know to teach His people should simple but profound truths. If man was so ignorant 3 or 4,000 years ago how come Moses was so smart.
Moses got His instructions from the Lord. You should be in awe as you hold a copy of the Bible in your hands. It is the Word of God. Truth without error in your hands, so do not take it lightly. Do not allow yourself to ever think what so many say that it is an old book and no longer relevant to us!