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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

If I love you Lord, I will keep your commandments. My love for you and my obedience go hand and hand. It is a sign and a test of my love for you. Whoever has your commands and keeps them is the one who loves you. The one who loves you will be loved by the Father, and you Lord too will love them and show yourself to them.  Your teachings Lord are more than just a list of rules and laws to follow. It is spirit and life that brings me peace and joy. Gives me godly wisdom and protection from folly. If I do not obey your word I am subject to sin and death working in my life. I need to live by every word that comes from the mouth of God and avoid the pitfalls of evil. Jesus, you know I cannot keep your commands in my own strength. Keeping your commands in this fallen world will require a divine source of power in the form of the Holy Spirit’s presence living within me. You Lord are my model for success in this christian walk. You lived a life of obedience to the Father and left us the footsteps to follow you. Something amazing happens when you stop just trying to check the boxes of legalism. And actually try to get to know the Lord through relationship. The spirit of the word and letter of the law meet inside your heart and it becomes living abiding in you. The Living Word is renewing our hearts and minds, so that we can live in the blessings of his commandments and not in the curses of disobedience.

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