Verse 1 and the early part of verse 2 in the Message Bible say this: “Moses wrote that anyone who insists on using the law code to live right before God soon discovers it’s not so easy … every detail of life regulated by fine print! 6 But trusting God to shape the right living in us is a different story …”
Paul points out what is painfully obvious to me – that living right before God – to the letter of the law is difficult – actually it is impossible! Why do I try…. when trusting God to “shape the right living in me” is a way better option?
The end of Verse 8 reminds me “It’s the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us.”
I am more and more aware of how I struggle to accept the simplicity of God’s grace – His enabling power at work in me. Without His Word – the Bible – and the company of fellow followers of Jesus – I would be chained to a law-following religious approach to my relationship with God.
I thank You God again today that You know me and constantly remind me of who You are, what You have done and what You are doing in me. I choose again, with the word of faith on my lips and in my heart, to welcome You to shape right living in me.
Written by Ps. Linda Quinn