When Jason asked if I would mind being a guest blogger for a day, I thought to myself, “Hold on there one second! In life there are providers and there are consumers. He’s clearly providing the biblical insight, and I’m clearly consuming it.”
But when I thought about that for a little bit more I realized it was a reaction to one of the challenges I have, which is of course to study the bible daily. … Oops, did I give it away? Well, there you have it. Except for the word Jason puts out, I actually don’t delve into the bible everyday. I go to sunday school and church, I say grace, I pray with the kids before they go to bed and I even help out during VBS. But whether because of laziness or I’m full on busy, I just don’t do it.
And you know what the worst part is? A lot of times it feels like I’m just going through the motions. … Go figure!
Yet, somehow, Christ is still there. I know this because when I do find the time, the rewards are as great as they ever were. And I also realize that my passion for what is pure and good hasn’t diminished at all. It’s like nothing has changed at all in my relationship with Christ since the good ol’ days.
Now I’m definitely not trying to say what I do is ok because God’s pretty clear on what he expects. But what I am trying to say is God has done something amazing in me and it hasn’t changed no matter what I do.
And of course you only have to look to his word to understand why.
It used to be like this:
Deuteronomy 6:8 You should tie them as a reminder on your forearm and fasten them as symbols on your forehead. 6:9 Inscribe them on the door frames of your houses and gates.
As if we could forget.
But now it’s like this:
Jeremiah 31:33 “But I will make a new covenant with the whole nation of Israel after I plant them back in the land,”says theLord. “I will put my law within them and write it on their hearts and minds. I will be their God and they will be my people.
As if we could do nothing less.