Thursday, February 23, 2017

Where the Spirit is, there is freedom

Morning: Psalm 131, 132; Ruth 2:14-23; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18
Evening: Psalm 134, 135; Matthew 5:27-37
The Ten Commandments (Moses’ Law) were written on stone; but the Spirit writes on our hearts, so we know the truth within.  While the Law condemns, the Spirit frees. Jesus challenged those who used laws about adultery and divorce to justify mistreating women. They observed the Law, but ignored the Spirit. Living well is never just about following rules; people bend rules to suit their needs.  Living well, true freedom, is a matter of the heart. When the Spirit is at work there, we are free to obey the truth. Marvelous paradox!

Graham Bland
St. George’s Anglican Church

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