Commentary

July 27, 2012

Chaplain thoughts – July 27, 2012

Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theodore Wilson
56th Fighter Wing Chapel

“Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine … far from being rivals or enemies; religion and law are friends and mutual assistants.” – James Wilson

 
James Wilson was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and was one of the original members of the Supreme Court. He fully realized that man’s endeavors in creating a justice system for a fledgling nation had to have tenants that came from a higher authority, a “divine” authority — God. He certainly knew the rule of law, but he also knew the Lord. As individuals, like society as a whole, we need to have “laws” that help govern our morals, values and ethical standards. But remember this, if we are always looking within ourselves or what others want us to do, we will miss what God wants us to do.

 
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