The Law of Moses and the Believer

What is the status of Moses’ law today? In short, law lives. But it can harm us no more. The original law came by Moses (John 1:17 )and because of the weakness of our flesh condemned us, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, who promised us He did not intend to destroy the law, but to be sure it is fulfilled (in Him and in us).

Law lives. How do I know? Because sin lives, and sin is the transgression of law. Every man who confesses his sin admits to the broken law of God. The difference between now and then or if you will, us and them, is not lawlessness but forgiveness.

Law, a major part of Scripture, lives, but now we dread not its pages. Rather we can be enriched by the “encouragement of the Scripture” (Romans 15:4). For the unconvinced we will look at some of Paul’s heaviest teachings about the law, in summaries of the teachings of Romans and Galatians .

Romans: Romans 2. Law is everywhere, whether handed down from Sinai or built into Gentile thinking by the passing down of truths from the creation. We are told that we cannot boast in the law, because we are all lawbreakers. Circumcision is added as a seal of the Old Covenant if the covenant-maker is perfectly obedient in every way. Since that never happened, and all are lawbreakers, circumcision is a meaningless sign now, and the New Covenant is sealed by a circumcision of the Spirit.

Romans 3. We can never be justified by law, but we cannot with our sin make void law either. In fact, our constant breaking of the law establishes that holy piece of work!

Romans 4: Where there is no law, there is no transgression , for sin is the transgression of the law.

Romans 5: Sin was in the world before the law was given, but not imputed to man, not clearly defined, not placed in men’s accounts. When it did come to us, it was to expose sin for what it is. This is still its purpose. It teaches us our need and brings us to Jesus.

Romans 6: Now we are not under the law. But law lives. Sin shall not have dominion over us. But sin is a possibility. Sin lives.

Romans 7: We are dead to the law (which lives) through the Body of Christ. We are delivered from the law, this fearful taskmaster that kept us in bondage. But now, as prophesied by Jeremiah we serve in the newness of the Spirit, who does God’s law in us. The law is not sin! But we know sin through the law. We are “alive” without the law. But when the law comes, we are exposed, we “die”. The law is holy and we delight in it with our mind. No one should hate the law of God and consider it a thing to be destroyed! Jesus never did. No one should pray to be delivered from the law of God, but from the curse connected to it. One who is without law is lawless , and there is nothing but contempt in Scripture for the spirit of lawlessness, II Thessalonians 2. What we want is freedom from its curse, not its righteousness! Though I do delight in it, there is another law inside me against the original law: it’s called sin.

Romans 8: My flesh makes the law seem weak. But Jesus condemned sin in the flesh. Now the requirement of the law is fulfilled in those who walk by the Spirit, just as Jeremiah and Jesus both taught.

Galatians: Galatians 2. No flesh will ever be justified by the works of the law. Through the law we died to the law, and there is no righteousness to be gained through trying to keep law, whether Sinai’s or the expanded revelations of Jesus and the apostles.

Galatians 3. One cannot receive the Spirit or any of His gifts by keeping the law. To be “under” the law is to be under a curse, for, as he quotes from Deuteronomy 27:26, “…cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things written in the book of the law.” But Jesus became the curse for us and sets us free to keep the law’s requirements.

Galatians 5. We are to maintain our liberty by not being entangled with the curse again. Yet he says in the same chapter that all the law is fulfilled in the love of neighbor that flows from the Spirit-filled believer. He tells us to walk in the Spirit and we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh, to be led by the Spirit since we are not now under the law.

So the connection between law and believer is not as simple as we might have suspected. The law lives, and through the Spirit expresses itself in a righteous life, pleasing to God the Father.

Law Practice Optimization and Its Place in Today’s Law Firm

Law practice optimization (LPO) is the process of improving the services provided by the Legal Industry to their clients. In today’s modern world, always being connected to your office and your clients is no longer just a luxury it is an absolute requirement. As we all know, the internet has opened the doors for the Legal Industry and allowed Law Firms to market and advertise themselves to the World Wide Web, through business advertising campaigns, which reach tens of thousands and perhaps millions of prospective clients, by just the click of the mouse. It is the servicing of the clients and the ability of the Law Firm to conduct their business in the most efficient manner is where the LPO surfaces its necessity.

As clients awareness of LPO increases, they will in turn drive the Legal Industry to adopt LPO methodology. The Legal Industry can no longer hide behind antiquated methods that are still is use today when dealing with the voluminous amount of paperwork, telephone calls, research, as well as, all communication and document production that is involved when dealing with the resolution of a legal matter. Before LPO, the Law Firm has been able to past the cost of inefficiency directly to the client by way of standard hourly billing. Since LPO, the Law Firms are being held to a higher standard of expectations and efficiency, and with the use LPO, these efficiency savings are being passed down to the client with better service for less money.

The use of today’s modern technology is now being demanded by the client. Having the ability to receive mail electronically, receive SMS messages for reminders or court notifications, is now the standard that is expected in the industry. Older, much antiquated methods like regular mailings, are no longer being accepted by the client who expects more from their Law Firm.

The initialism “LPO” can refer to “legal practice optimization” synonymous with “law practice optimization,” which is a term adopted by an industry of consultants who carry out optimization projects on behalf of individual Law Firms. These consultants or Legal Practice Optimizers or Law Practice Optimizers, perform an in depth evaluation of the current practices of the Law Firm and then provide recommendations as to the lack of efficiency being used within the managerial sector of the Firm. Many times, the LPO consultant finds deficiencies pertaining to the lack of adaptation by the Firm to utilize current technology and software that is available in the current market place. In many instances, the LPO consultant will find the Law Firm has become complacent with respect to the managing of the Law Firm due to their ability to offset any extra costs of being inefficient, directly in their client billing.

Law Practice Optimization does not stop with streamlining the internal practices of the modern law firm. It also covers managing the online exposure and marketing of the firm when appropriate, through the creation of a custom web site for the firm, and in addition the application of the now well established practice of SEO or Search Engine Optimization. This is now a common area of focus for the practicing LPO consultant since legal firms are now relying on new client intake via the internet, a well functioning and effective presence online is now essential.

Child Labor Laws

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was drafted in 1938 following the Industrial Revolution, a period of time when workers were notoriously mistreated and underpaid. Tired of being exploited by big businesses, workers united and formed labor unions to rally for their rights. Because of their diligence, there are many laws today which serve to protect the rights and ensure the safety of American workers.

One area which the FLSA mandates is the employment of young laborers. Previously, there was no age limit for working, and oftentimes young boys and girls would be forced to toil day and night to make a wage and help support their impoverished families.

Age Limits

The FLSA requires children to be of a certain age before they can be gainfully employed. The age requirements vary depending on the circumstances surrounding their employment.

To work a non-hazardous job in the agricultural sector, a worker to be at least 14 years old. Exceptions to this law include:

o When a child of 12 or 13 is working on a farm alongside their parents, or with their parents’ permission

o A child under the age of 12 that is working on their parents’ farm, or on a small farm with their parents’ permission

o A 10 or 11 year old may only work for a total of 8 weeks in a year as a hand-harvest laborer

To work a non-hazardous job in all other sectors of the workforce, the minimum age is 16, with the following exceptions:

o Child entertainers and actors

o Children partaking in newspaper delivery

o Children working on the construction of evergreen wreaths from their home

o Children aged 14 or 15 who are working a specified job that does not interfere with their school, health, or well-being. They cannot work in the manufacturing or mining industries.

The FLSA has different legislation for occupations that they believe to be particularly hazardous for children. Hazardous jobs are qualified as jobs that necessarily entail a certain level of risk. This is not a comprehensive list of all hazardous occupations, but examples of such jobs include:

o Mining

o Logging

o Operating power tools

o Wrecking and demolition

o Roofing operations

o Excavations

o Handling radioactive materials

In order to work at a particularly hazardous job, you must be at least 18 years of age, unless it is a hazardous occupation in the agricultural sector, for which you must be 16. Such jobs include:

o Operating a tractor

o Operating or assisting with machinery

o Working on scaffolding over 20 ft high

o Handling toxic agricultural chemicals

Law of Attraction Self Help

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