It's true that moral guidance and counsel need to be given, but the way you say it and to whom you say it are as important as what you say.
It's obvious, isn't it, that the law code isn't primarily for people who live responsibly, but for the irresponsible, who defy all authority, riding roughshod over God, life,
sex, truth, whatever!
They are contemptuous of this great Message I've been put in charge of by this great God.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)