“That’s Not My Problem”

Deuteronomy 22:1-4 — “Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them…” In this sermon, we consider some rather obscure commands that God gave His people in the Law. These commands were practical applications of the charge to love one’s neighbour.

When we reflect on what God said, we realise He was forbidding His people from doing something that is very easy to do. It is something we find easy to do, and we can justify our behaviour without too much trouble. This ancient law has enduring application. It reminds us of what the Christian life is really all about.