Sunday, December 19, 2010

Yeah But . . .

So many very clear commands in Your Word. Simple, one sentence commands. Are they there for a reason? Could You possibly expect us to obey them?

A few that come to mind . . .

  • do all things without complaining or grumbling
  • give thanks in all things
  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart
  • meditate on My law day and night
  • do nothing out of selfish ambition
  • rejoice always
  • watch and pray
  • let no unwholesome talk ever come out of your mouth, but only that which is good . . .
  • wives submit to your husbands
  • pray always
  • be anxious for nothing
  • count it all joy when you fall into temptations
  • be ye not conformed to this world
  • speak not evil one of another

Yeah but . . .you don’t know ‘my’ life, or ‘my’ husband or ‘my’ children, or ‘my’ circumstances.

Yeah but . . . I have a life, you know, like it really means ‘all my heart’ or ‘day AND night’.

Yeah but . . . there is no way it means NO unwholesome talk, try spending a day in my house.

Yeah but . . . isn’t that ‘legalism’? He knows we aren’t perfect and can’t be so He doesn’t really expect us to obey ‘every’ thing.

Yeah but . . . it is NOT easy.

Yeah but . . . the law killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.

Yeah but . . . Christ set me free from having to obey everything.

Yeah but . . . Jesus said, “if you love Me, keep My commandments.” (John 14:15)

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. (John 14:21)


Jamie said...

Thank you. I needed this reminder today.

Natalieh said...

That is AWESOME, Michelle. Can I repost this?

The first one "do all things with complaining or grumbling" - it's without isn't it?

I love you,

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Thank you, my beautiful Natalieh! See what happens when I post without having Brian edit. I need that man!!

You may certainly repost this. Love you.

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing this. I needed to hear it too!