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October 10, 2012

Live By The Law

Live By The Law

Have you ever heard anyone tell you, you must live by the law… or by the rules of religion?  I know I have and boy is it frustrating.

Now don’t get me wrong, as followers of Jesus Christ we are called to live holy lives striving to be imitators of Him.  However as soon as someone starts talking about religious laws and “earning” their way to heaven I find myself tuning that person out and thanking God for the freedom He has given me in the finished work of the cross.

 My personal relationship with Jesus Christ is what I focus on, therefore the LAW I live by is one that we grew up with in my family.  We know the “LAW” as an acronym for LOVE, ALWAYS, WINS.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Now that may seem like a hard pill to swallow but in reality, love is a very powerful tool that can move mountains.  Think about how much God loves us, so much that He sent His only son to die on the cross and pay the ultimate price for us.  What greater love is there?

Maybe you can relate, for me loving someone comes easily but when it becomes a challenge is when that love is put to the test.  When someone I love hurts me what should I do… stop loving them and forget they ever existed?  No, it’s not always easy but I continue to love them and pray for them, because I know love always wins.

Honestly I was faced with similar questions this week, was I going to forgive my friend even though she never apologized, was I going to stop loving her because she hurt me, was it just easier to forget our friendship.  Of course it may seem easier but I remembered love does not keep a record of wrongs… it just doesn’t, it is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.  Now that doesn’t mean that I will allow this person to continually hurt me and my family but it does mean, we will move on, we will pray for her, we will be hopeful for her, and we will never give up on her.  We will always love her.

What about you?  Can you live by the LAW?

 

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17 Comments


  1. Pastor I wnt u and ur wife to please pray 4 me and my wife to be my name is gabriel blaize and I am frm nigeria


  2. rules w/o relationship = rebellion


  3. You cant do it and nobody ever has, you will only set yourself up for a fall.


  4. Hey Tom…you are right, but check out the article…I don’t think that’s the law she was talking about.


  5. Sorry Pastor, I guess I should have read the whole thing. Nicole is right.. Love nerer fails. We have a daughter named Nicole.. Thanks again and keep up the great work… Blessings


  6. Yes so many hv ask to live by the law. But the truth is that we should all live by the law of GOD ALMIGHTY who is the owner of our souls not human laws


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  11. Even forcing yourself to love can be living by the law, in my opinion because it’s not genuine. True love is from God, and it comes from being born of God. Perfect love is from God; and the more we trust, the more we obey. We obey because we love Him, and we trust Him. Keeping the law to be saved is impossible. Keeping the commandments because you love God, is possible, and it’s because we trust God. The love of God is shown through the life of Jesus. He gave up everything, in complete and total surrender to the Will of God, and demonstrated love at it’s clearest.

    John 15:13
    King James Version (KJV)
    “13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

    WE should all be willing to do this, because God is good. May God help us all to deny ourselves and take up our cross. Amen.


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