God commands us to be transformed (Rom.12.1, 2). Faithful and obedient children will seek this earnestly.
Cities of Refuge (2)--Note the role of the “congregation” in this. Justice was a community effort.
Cities of Refuge (1)--Israelites were not allowed to “rush to judgment” in a vengeful or passionate manner.
A Hint of Grace to Come?--However, note the hint of grace in this statute:
Individual Responsibility--Under the Law of God each person is responsible for his or her own conduct, and alone is to bear the judgment against sin.
Law in the Age of Grace--This lex talionis aspect of the Law of God was necessary in these days before the coming of the Gospel.
The Protection of Women--Here we see how the Law of God protects women.
Life in the Womb--A child in the womb is presumed to be a person under the full protection of the Law of God.
God has filled the world with things beautiful, and we can know them.
How much longer will we abide by the great unchallenged assumption of our day?