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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

In a political climate where you have to disagree on everything. I think about the ten commandments and how you can divide it to the left and to the right. Our ancestors and believers of today have separated on what Scripture says. I will not pretend to know it all myself. But one thing for sure is all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. If you look at the Decalogue, our first four commands to the left have to do with pleasing God in relationship with him. Then the other six to the right have to deal with your relationship with man. Its amazing how like politics people pick and chose which command they follow or say its obsolete. Some go very far and only focus on duty to God alone, others just focus on a social justice gospel. Thankfully Jesus raised the bar on the Cross by living a perfect and holy life. Now the just requirement for salvation is having faith in Christ. Yes, allowing through spiritual relationship with Jesus the law of Gods word to be written on your heart. Its more than just rule and law or forced obedience. Its more than just to the left and to the right, the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. In the beginning was the word and that word who is Jesus himself is what created all things into existence. Its in our DNA to live by the word or die by the word, humans are such resilient creatures. Eternity is in our hearts and for centuries humanity has written down there experience. Many without reason or purpose find something to believe because of that passion to want to exist. Religion has done that in way throughout history too. Thanks be to God the author of life himself stepped into humanity and gave us the greatest story every told! Through faith we can live by the word that we so desperately want to be true. We see truth all around us through Jesus, we do not have to pick a side for clarity. That's why things like politics matter to us, things like religion matter to us. As I said earlier we are living in ever increasing times where what word we believe matters. What principles and values are we going to live from? I love that God in Christ has become the Living Word for us, his believers. In Jesus we can have a sure word, even if its to the left or the right Jesus has made plain the word of God to humanity. But now at last, God sent his Son to bring his message to us. God created the universe by his Son, and everything will someday belong to the Son. God's Son has all the brightness of God's own glory and is like him in every way. By his own mighty word, he holds the universe together. After the Son had washed away our sins, he sat down at the right side of the glorious God in heaven.

Jesus can guard us so that we don't fall into total confusion of his word. Having us full of joy as we will soon stand in his glorious presence without fault.

Meditate James 2:10



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