Galatians 4:21-31

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“Tell me, you who desire to be under the law…”

Here’s the question: “do you desire to be under the law?” Sometimes I think we chose this.

Of course we say “No” but, in reality, sometimes following the rules let’s us off the hook. It’s easier.  If we just do this or that then we are “ok” in the sight of those we are trying to please. And, in our own eyes, we have “done the right thing” and we are finished.  (Finished – that’s something I’m always looking for.)

Rules are less time consuming.  You can schedule them in and check them off.  Faith – not so much.

Rules are known entities.  Faith might seem like a fog.

Rules – you know, “the right way to do things”  – have been predetermined for you by someone else.
Faith – well, you have to do the asking, seeking and knocking.

Rules don’t require any interaction. Rules are fixed and finished.
Faith is alive, dynamic – faith is a relationship.

Rules are about what is known and appear easy and safe.  Rules are rote. Rules are fill in the blank.
Faith is creative, free – an adventure.  Faith is hoping for the promise.

Rule following is a dead end — faith is about living.

About God?
He is the promise keeper. (Without faith, it is impossible to please Him. That’s worth considering.)

About Me?
Don’t get sucked in to the dead end of rule following.

About the World?
Today I set before you life and death.  Choose LIFE!

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One thought on “Galatians 4:21-31

  1. Oh rules I have always said just
    Tell me what to do. Rules are safe
    I know faith pleases God. But I like
    Rules you have some idea what’s
    Going on. I know we live by faith so
    Just keep reminding me🌈

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