I know, I know… Some of you might be saying this is taken out of context. We have to follow the law, it’s in God’s word. If you are one of those people, I bet your face will turn red as you read my post.
As I have said in previous posts, I am not a rule follower. I am the kind of person that needs a lot of grace. People clean up my messes, turn in my time card, and remind me of the rules all of the time. I am a free spirit and free spirits tend to be all over the place. We have lots of things to see and do!
Let’s face it, sometimes, doing the right thing means you have to break the rules. Like, would you jaywalk to save a kid from on-coming traffic? Hmm… Which violates your conscience more? Breaking the law or not saving the kid? Yes, I really said that.
If you take a look at the 10 commandments most of them have to do with our interactions with others. As a Jesus follower, do you have a burning desire to treat people badly? Most people don’t. I thought Christianity asks us to think the best of people. If we assume everyone is out to break God’s law and we stick it to them, are we in sin just like the one we are pointing a finger at? You tell me.
Todd White is one of my favorite Evangelists. He says if we choose to follow the law, we can’t miss one. I guess there is over 300 laws in the Old Testament. Holy cow! Honestly, I am so uncurious about Jewish law that I don’t even know the right number. My head couldn’t even wrap itself around keeping that many laws. Seriously! I love the Grace of God. I’d choose that over the law anyday.