Many folks look at the commands of God as being hard to follow. They feel like God is a harsh judge who is looking for a chance to condemn them. Nothing could be further from the truth. All of the laws of God are given so that we might obtain a life of abundance and blessing.
It is only when we stray from his teaching that we find ourselves being constrained to obey the laws of fleshly indulgence that lead to destruction. There is life in following God’s laws.
Our problem is that we have tried and it just doesn’t seem to be possible. All of the do’s and don’ts just seem to be too much. Well, the truth is that it is too much for us to accomplish on our own; that’s why He gives us Christ. When our efforts fall short he gives us the ability to live righteously before God.
We cannot fulfill the will of God in our own strength – but we can through Christ who gives us His strength and His righteousness.
We can only live out the commands of God by putting our faith in the righteousness of Christ and by ever keeping the word of God before our eyes.
Prayer: Lord, too often I have found myself trying hard and failing to follow your commands. I ask you for the faith to trust Christ and the grace to follow his leading as he guides me into His righteousness. In Jesus name. Amen
Message: We can only live out the commands of God by putting our faith in the righteousness of Christ and by ever keeping the word of God before our eyes.
Affirmation: My steps are guided by God's word of promise. His words comfort me in my sleep and speak to me when I awake.
Reflection: Our Scripture passage today addresses the value of God's word. We are to bind them to our heart and fasten them around our neck. What are some practical ways of doing what these verses instruct us to do?
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