The law of God ties all men everlastingly, regardless of whether in paradise or heck, Psalm cxi. 7, 8. No human law or self-commitment ties men, yet just in this life, in which they stay defective, and are included with compulsions to tempt them from their obligation. In paradise they have no need of such serves to obligation, and in damnation they can’t be benefitted by them. Fusco
The commitment of legitimate guarantees, pledges, promises and contracts, just as of human laws, regarding moral obligations, anyway particular is not any more divisible from the commitment of God’s law, than Christ’s two unmistakable qualities are distinguishable, the one from the other, yet firmly
associated in complex regards. In restricting ourselves to important obligations, and to different things so long thus far as is helpful thereto, God’s law as the lone standard to guide us how to laud and appreciate him, is made the standard of our commitment. Our pledge is no new standard of obligation, however another cling to make the law of God our standard.
Indeed, even Adam’s commitment to consummate submission in the contract of works was nothing else. His frailty in his bequest of honesty, made it legitimate, that he ought to be limited by his own assent or commitment, just as by the authority of God. Our flaw in this life, and the allurements which encompass us, make it needful, that we, in like way, ought to be bound to a similar guideline, both by the authority of God, and our own commitment. It is in the law of God, that all our deputed power to order others, or to tie ourselves is dispensed to us.
The prerequisite of good obligations by the law of God obliges us to utilize all legitimate way to advance the exhibition of them; and subsequently requires human laws and self-commitment, and the recognition of them as helpful for it. Nay they are additionally explicitly needed in his law, as his statutes for aiding and supporting us in to our obligation. In making legitimate promises, just as in causing human laws we to apply the deputed authority of God, the preeminent Lawgiver, allowed to us in his law, in the way which his law endorses, and in acquiescence to its solution.
In shaping our pledges as an established law of God’s love, which he hath expected us to get, notice, and keep unadulterated and whole, Psalm lxxvi. 11. and cxix. 106. and lvi. 12. Isaiah xix. 18, 21. and xlv. 23, 24. and xliv. 5. Jeremiah l. 5, 2 Corinthians viii.5,- – we act decisively as per the bearing of his law, and in submission to his clout in it, – restricting ourselves with a bond, restricting our spirit with a bond, Numbers xxx. 2-11- – restricting ourselves by that which we utter with our lips sections 2, 6, 12, – restricting ourselves with a limiting pledge,- – restricting ourselves- – restricting our spirit by our own promise – our own bond, stanzas 4,7,14.
In framing our pledge, we, as per the remedy of his own law, seriously establish God, who is the incomparable Lawgiver and Lord of the inner voice,- – the observer of our self-commitment, and the Guarantee, benevolently to compensate our zealous satisfaction of it, and legitimately to rebuff our underhanded infringement of it. The more timely and dedicated perception of God’s law, despite our complex sicknesses and allurements, and the more useful advancement of his greatness in that, is simply the finish of our commitment, just as of human laws of power.