Wednesday, January 29, 2020

January 29

An attorney decided that he didn’t like the use of certain apparatuses on the streets of a small town. He decided to put his spin on the law by distorting it to conform with his own thoughts, and to try and bully the townspeople into believing him. There were arguments, both for and against this man. One person rose up, a common citizen with no interest in the situation, and challenged this man, convincing many that he was putting more into his interpretation than what was intended by the ordinance.

This same type of thing happens when people try to include more into God’s law than he intended. I remember back in my childhood, where a certain denomination decided that dancing should not be allowed. I understand the reason this rule was made, because it gives you an extra step before you cross the line into the sin of fornication, or adultery, but dancing is not a sin. Be careful of your interpretation of God’s law, make sure you are not adding to it, so you don’t look like a bully to those who don’t know much about it. That’s when our relationship with Jesus crosses into religion. Don’t be religious.

They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. Matthew 23:4

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