Freedom In The Law – Daily Devotion


I WONDER WHAT YOU THINK OF
WHEN YOU HEAR THE PHRASE “THE LAW OF GOD”? I’LL TELL
YOU WHAT COMES TO MY MIND, IF I’M BEING HONEST: AN ANGRY GOD WHO CAN
NEVER BE SATISFIED. BUT THEN I READ A PASSAGE
LIKE THIS FROM PSALM 19, WRITTEN BY KING DAVID: “THE
LAW OF THE LORD IS PERFECT,” “REFRESHING THE SOUL…
GIVING JOY TO THE HEART.” HOW COULD DAVID SING
THIS ABOUT GOD’S LAW? ONLY BECAUSE HE
UNDERSTOOD SOMETHING THAT IS SO EASY
FOR ME TO FORGET: THAT GOD HASN’T GIVEN US
HIS LAW TO RESTRICT OUR JOY. HE’S GIVEN US HIS LAW
TO EXPAND OUR JOY. HIS LAWS DESCRIBE THE WAY
WE WERE CREATED TO LIVE, AND IT’S ONLY IN LIVING
ACCORDING TO HIS DESIGN THAT WE CAN EXPERIENCE
TRUE JOY AND FREEDOM. WE JUST HAVE TO TRUST HIM. AND SPEAKING OF TRUST,
NONE OF US WILL EVER BE MADE RIGHT WITH GOD
BY KEEPING HIS LAW BECAUSE NONE OF US
CAN KEEP IT PERFECTLY. WE’RE MADE RIGHT BY
TRUSTING IN THE ONLY ONE WHO PERFECTLY KEPT
GOD’S LAW: JESUS. SO TODAY,
CONSIDER THIS QUESTION: AM I WILLING TO TRUST
GOD KNOWS WHAT’S BEST FOR ME? IF THE ANSWER IS YES, HIS LAW WILL BE
REFRESHING TO THE SOUL, GIVING JOY TO OUR HEARTS.

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