November 2, 2011
Phonetic Spelling: (nom’-os)
Short Definition: a law, the Mosaic Law
Definition: usage, custom, law; in NT: of law in general, plur: of divine laws; of a force or influence impelling to action; of the Mosaic law; meton: of the books which contain the law, the Pentateuch, the Old Testament scriptures in general.
3551 nómos – law. 3551 (nómos) is used of: a) the Law (Scripture), with emphasis on the first five books of Scripture; or b) any system of religious thinking (theology), especially when nomos occurs without the Greek definite article.
On Monday we looked at the verse:
10) FOR THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL
AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD:
I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR MINDS,
AND I WILL WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS.
AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD,
AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
This verse says that in the New Covenant God will write His laws into our minds and hearts. So I looked up that specific word law in verse 10 which you see above. I particularly like the part, ‘any system of religious thinking (theology)’.
In the next verse, verse 11:
11 “AND THEY SHALL NOT TEACH EVERYONE HIS FELLOW CITIZEN,
AND EVERYONE HIS BROTHER, SAYING, ‘KNOW THE LORD,’
FOR ALL WILL KNOW ME,
FROM THE LEAST TO THE GREATEST OF THEM.
6 thoughts on “Wednesday Word Study – Law”
Excellent, Nancy! Reminds me of Jesus speaking to the Pharisees & Scribes about their doctrines and traditions of men…when all we really need is a relationship with God.
Thanks Linda!! Finding this was just even more confirmation of all the things that God has been teaching and so many others lately!!
So good..I used to read, debate and pick scripture to pieces to prove my point. Now, I am just happy to let God reveal to me what He wants me to hear from His Word, talk to him and you know? It brings me such joy now…what a difference!
Thanks Katie!I told someone once a long time ago that a certain Preacher used the Bible like a law book, picking through and taking things out of context to prove what his point so that they people would do what he wanted them to do. That was many years before I had learned all of this, but even then I knew that kind of manipulation was not of God.