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Saturday, August 22, 2009


"Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs." ~ Bernard Wortreich

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
~ Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

Many Christians assert that since we have been set free from the law and its requirements—since we are covered by grace, we are covered by the blood—we need no longer be "confined" by the commandments' restrictions.

God's Word says He set up the commandment as a protection, not a penalty.

We are fools if we believe a peaceful life has fewer restrictions if lived as we wish rather than if lived in harmony with God's ways.

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  1. Short but sweet and to the point. I agree that too often complacency takes the place of actively living for Christ. I'm guilty of that sin myself. Thank you so much for your consistancy and perseverence for the Lord. Thank you for being a willing participant in God's plan for my life. In appreciation I have left a gift for you over at my blog.

  2. Amen, straight to the point sweetie.

  3. This is a powerful post - thank you.

    "We are fools if we believe a peaceful life has fewer restrictions if lived as we wish rather than if lived in harmony with God's ways."

    How many times have I heard my kids say, "we don't need to wear our seatbelts out here, cuz there's no cops on this road?" I respond with a Dougism, "just cuz you can, don't mean you should."

    Limiting ourselves to do what's right, because it's right is liberating. "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Simply; If we delight ourselves in ice cream we will soon desire ice creme... Delight in the Lord and we will desire His desires... That is so cool huh?

  4. Everything is permitted to me, but not everything is beneficial.

    I think as Christians we often spend too much time trying to calculate how much we can get away with, or how far we can go, and not enough time trying to figure out how much we can do for Him, and how close to him we can get.

    Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right...think about such things


  5. ComfortWriter, thank you for your encouragement and appreciation and gift.

    Elizabeth, glad to see you.

    Denise, trying to keep it short & sweet on weekends. Quite a feat for the brevity-challenged!

    Doug, my traffic investigator husband can prove that a ticket isn't the biggest penalty for not wearing a seatbelt. As for delighting in the Lord? We come to not only desire His desires, but to simply desire Him. What could satisfy more?

    Shark Bait, why didn't I think of the 1 Corinthians verse myself instead of Proverbs? Of course you can't go wrong with Scripture ... And yes, garbage in, garbage out. True, noble, right, things in, and such things will come from us, as is fitting for one the Lord owns.

  6. SO many times I reflect on that verse in scripture, 'If only you would have followed me, your peace would have been like a river.' Isaiah 48:18

    So many times, I wish I had just followed him!

  7. T. Anne, the more we practice "just following Him," the more natural a response it becomes. I think I get used to that peace, miss it more easily when I'm not following Him so closely, and get back on track far more quickly than I used to. I long for the day we see Him and don't wander at all!


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