I knew the speed limit was sixty miles per hour but I was not really paying much attention to my speed. There was very little traffic and besides I was late for an appointment.
Well up the little rise and on the other side was a black and white or a highway patrol car. I went by and he did not immediately turn around and besides I slowed down to sixty.
He turned around and on came the flashing lights. I pulled over and got out of my truck. He asked me how fast I was going. I told him I was not really paying close attention. He said, “You were doing seventy-one in a sixty zone."
I knew that I had broken the law by going over the speed limit and I was guilty. I realized something the Bible talks about. God’s laws are still in effect, (Matthew 5:17) and we are accountable even if we do not know them, (John 7:49, Romans 2:12 &3:19).
The Bible also teaches that all of us have broken God’s laws at one time or another, (Isaiah 53:6, John 7:19, Acts 7:53, Romans 2:23&3:23). When we break God’s law the punishment is eternal separation from God, (Romans 6:23). God does not want that for us, so he made a way our penalties could be paid. It was paid by Jesus Christ, (Romans 4:7 & 5:20). See you in Church next Sunday.