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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
the Son is that of spiritual holiness, righteousness and
absolute perfection.
That character might be summed up in the one
word
LOVE,
defined as an outflowing, loving concern. It is
the way of giving, serving, helping, sharing, not the
"GET"
way.
It
is the way devoid of coveting, lust and greed,
vanity and selfishness, competition, strife, violence and
destruction, envy and jealousy, resentment and bitter–
ness.
God's inherent nature is the way of
PEACE,
of
JUSTICE, MERCY, HAPPINESS
and
JOY
radiating outward
toward those he has created!
The Word and God
LIVED.
What did they do? They
created. How did they live-what was their "life-style"?
They lived the way of their perfect character-the way
of outflowing
LOVE.
When Jesus was baptized, God the
Father said, "You are my
beLOVED
Son." God
LOVED
the Word. And the Word
LOVED
God-obeyed him
completely.
Two can't walk together except they be agreed.
They were in total agreement and cooperation. Also two
can't walk together in continuous peace except one be
the head, or leader, in control. God was leader.
Their way of life produced perfect peace, coopera–
tion, happiness, accomplishment. This
WAY
of life
became a
LAW.
Law is a code of conduct, or relationship,
between two or more. One might call the rules of a sports
contest the "law" of the game. The presence of law
requires a penalty for infraction. There can be no law
without a penalty for its violation.
God- Author of Government
The very fact of law presupposes
GOVERNMENT.
Government is the administration and enforcement of
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