Originally posted on http://geppy.gephart.info
So, I was laying down to go to sleep – but felt I was required to say one more thing. In many of my internet discussions, it usually goes to what we should not do, say, or think. It focuses more on the law of deeds instead of the law of the Spirit. It does not focus on what a child of God does.
Reading Romans 7-8 it is clear that Paul went thru this same discussion – and dilemma. But he had the revelation that those things that we should not do, but we do anyway due to our still existing sin nature, are not things that we do; but it is in fact sin that does it. And we are not sin, for we have been bought at a very precious price. So with this in mind, he reminds us that we are no longer condemned for what the sin of our old nature does. We have been freed from sin and its consequences.
So it is our duty to move on; to get past discussions of sin and consequence. It is past time to move on to what we will do. What are the fruit of the Spirit that we are called to do? How can we show the Spirit of our LORD in our daily actions? It is in fact the actions that matter, and not the discussions. The discussions are a tool to help us grow and to help us understand what actions we have been called to do.
So, (rhetorical question) what actions did you take today? What did you do to show the love of the LORD in your life today? Did you give a $5 bill to a homeless person so they could have a meal? Did you donate time or money at your church or local rescue mission? Have you shared with anyone the love and freedom of Christ? (Or did you share with them the condemnation that they will receive without Christ?) Did you share the grace of our LORD with someone today – since he has shared his grace with you? Did you speak up in one of your internet discussions today and say “enough condemnation; grace and peace to you from our LORD Jesus Christ?”
So in closing friends, grace and peace to you from our LORD Jesus Christ! May you share in his grace and peace – and may you share it with others!