Friday Matters- August 7, 2020
Everyday Law Discharged
“Hey Dan,” I called my husband. “I’m getting ready to head home from a conference,” so I was expecting Dan’s usual request to “drive safe” and wear my seatbelt but instead he offered, “Make sure you don’t wear your seatbelt and use your road rage if you have to.” I couldn’t put on my seatbelt fast enough.
This isn’t a positive, but I have a little pride, in being known as a “rule-breaker.” However, I am proud that I’m free from the old testament rules—rules to show us that no matter how well intentioned or hard we try—we’ll never measure up. When Christ died on the cross, He took that entire rule-dominated way of life down with Him. He paid a debt for us that we couldn’t and by receiving this gift, we are set free through His resurrection. Freedom in Christ is not a license to sin but by His grace and strength we can face all of life’s challenges. Obey God’s Word and wear your seatbelt too. Let Jesus take the wheel and direct your steps…everyday.