Loving God’s Law

“You have commanded us to keep Your precepts diligently.” Psalms 119:4

How can you live such a boring life, following all them rules??? Probably one of the most asked questions by none Christians, and it never helps explaining it to them because to them we are being suffocated by these rules that God has just chucked at us. The fact is the laws God has laid down we have been freed from because of Jesus laying down his life so we don’t have to follow them; but that raises the question, should we?

“For when you were slaves to sin, you were free of obligation to righteousness” Romans 6:20

Paul states that before we asked God for forgiveness there was no “obligation” to follow God’s laws we were free to do as we pleased, many people like to believe that when they become saved they can still do whatever they want and they are forgiven and although they are forgiven; is it right to live like that?? The fact is by living in such a way they disrespect God as they take advantage of His grace. Paul points out; when we were slaves to sin we didn’t have to follow the laws but this is a yes or no situation (if it’s not yes then it has to be no and if it’s not no then it has to be yes), so if we didn’t have to follow the laws when we were sinners, we do have to follow the laws when we are saved.

“Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.” 1 Peter 2:16

The worst way to see God’s laws is as if they are suffocating and restricting you. God’s laws are there to help us and make us righteous, there’s no guessing game involved with how to become a righteous child of God because he has laid before us His rules and by following them we show we want to please him and we show our respect and love for Him and how we appreciate the sacrifice of His Son on the cross.

“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” Psalms 119:18

The laws of God are amazing they help us to find; purpose when we are lost, light in the darkness, hope in despair and a love for God when others don’t care. His laws uplift us and make us role models to sinners and other Christians and by following them we become that light in the darkness. Be more like Jesus and act in a way God want’s us to, not in a way society want’s.

“Jesus gave up His life for us so that we might give up how we live in exchange for righteousness.” quoted my mind as typing this just now #BemorelikeChrist

Being at peace, is a piece of Heaven

The more and more I read the New Testament and look for patterns of repetition of words, the more I see one word continuously repeated… the word is: Peace.

The word “peace” is found 91 times in the New Testament, out of 91 it’s only used 24 times in the Gospels, so what does that say??

Well the fact it is used more after the gospels would point to me that it’s important to teach peace to the unsaved but it’s even more important for Christians/ disciples to learn that we need to find peace in order to truly live for God.

“Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”       2 Corinthians‬ ‭13:11‬ ‭

Sometimes it’s easy to lose our temper and we can lose our temper with certain people in our lives easier than we lose our temper with others but we should always aim to be like God and God is slow to anger.

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.”    Psalms‬ ‭103:8‬

As Solomon said in Psalms our glory should make us forgive and the forgiveness we give should make us slow to anger.

“The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression.”      Proverbs‬ ‭19:11‬ 

Paul also tells us that by doing this we are able to keep peace and this peace will strengthen our souls, it will give us direction and in a society like today which can very easily misguide us it is therefore important for us to keep peace so that God would guide us to live a righteous life.

“and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”      Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬