Neta Monroe: Choose our battles wisely
… and meditate on that which is good
How many times do we see people fighting to have the 10 Commandments put back up in public places? I have to ask myself, is this the right thing?
According to the word of God, the law brings death. We read in Ex. 32 about Moses bringing the 10 commandments down after being with God, and the people had built a golden calf and was worshipping this idol, this object instead of God. What happened? As we read on, about 3000 died that day after being given the law. Why? Because we none of us are able to keep the law, the 10 commandments perfectly. Ex. 32
That is why God sent Jesus, His only Son to die on the cross for propitiation of our sins once and for all. Jesus’ death on the cross satisfied the law once and for all.
Now you say so what are we free to sin? NO, and if you have to ask that then I would say check your heart and see do you really know the Lord?
When Jesus gave His disciples His message to preach, His grace, His forgiveness, and the people received Him into their hearts, and believed, then they received the promise of the gift of the Holy Spirit, and about 3000 people were saved. Acts 2 v 36-41.
Gal 2 v 21…I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain….
1 Cor 15 v 56-57….the sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law, but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ…
To better understand the law and what happens to those who try to keep the law, and to better understand how we are set free from that law read Romans chapter 7v 1 all the way through to Romans Chapter 8 v 1.
The word tells us to meditate on the teachings of Christ and on His walk, and how He did things. When we do this, when we meditate on His grace, His forgiveness, His goodness, His righteousness, His mercy, then we will not want to do that which is wrong, but instead we will want to be imitators of Him.
Jesus paid the price for the law, Jesus is the new covenant that replaced the law, so why are we trying to put something back in front of people that can only bring death? Do we really believe that people are not going to do bad just because the old law of the 10 commandments are put in front of them?
Why not fight instead to display the commandment Jesus left us with?
John 15 v 12. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you…
Jesus tells us that if we keep His commandment that we will abide in His love, just as He kept His Father’s commandments and abides in His Father’s love… So we see Jesus kept God’s commandments where we were unable to, and He left us with one that we are able to keep. We just have to choose to keep it.
The word tells us that LOVE never fails. So instead of displaying something that would reflect everyone’s failures, and I do mean everyone, lest anyone boasts of his own righteousness, then why not instead display Jesus commandment that we love one another?
We as Christians have the same right as others to display what great men have said, i.e., ask not what you can do for your country, I have a dream, etc.
Why not display, “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” — Jesus
STAY IN HIS WORD!