Daily Archives: September 20, 2007

Law: Is It Right?

Originally post at http://gephartr.blogspot.com

In the series “On …” there were a couple posts on Romans and what it has to say about the Law. Now, I am coming at it again – but specifically focused on the Law itself. And related, salvation/righteousness.

Note: all Scriptures are from the NLT.

Everyman’s call to be a soldier

In a recent Bible study, our group came across the following verse:
2Ti 2:4 No one serving as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of this life, so that he might please the one having enlisted him.
The very next verse infers that we are to be like athletes who compete for the prize, like those who run the race.
Then Romans 12 came to mind — that we not be conformed, but rather transformed.

I had to reflect on how deeply some parts of my life are entangled in the affairs, the business, and the entrapments of the world — Whew !! — not a very pretty reflection.