Read Deuteronomy 24-27
Last night I dreamed about trying to break ice. It was tough and even with the help of a ‘beefy’ strong brother ie more than one exerting effort it still wouldn’t break. We were there jumping. Having fun trying. However, it was more difficult then I had thought.
Eureka! An idea came to me.
I said, ‘watch this’, and I laid down. Resting on the ice. The ice broke underneath me, the breakthrough comes when we rest in the finished work of Christ.
Lord your voice melts the earth. (Psalm 46:6)You have done it, you are all that we have needed. Reading the law gives us context that we need. You can’t do this. You’ve perhaps read something and realized you’ve already failed. I haven’t paid enough, or rejoiced enough. I haven’t done all that was commanded. I willfully wandered. BUT JESUS. From now on I walk with JESUS. Jesus has made me a treasured possession. (Deut 26:18) Jesus has kept all the commands and handed me all the promises. What a friend we have in Jesus.
When we read the law we can feel it’s pull. But any attempts to achieve righteousness apart from Christ are NEVER ENOUGH. Are we under the law? No. But we are NOT without the law. It’s there in full beauty in the life of Jesus, to tell us how perfect Christ is, how UNBLEMISHED in every way.
Jesus in US is powerful. REST in Christ.
LYNDA MURPHY shares some insights below 👇
“Therefore when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your enemies around you, in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget.”
Deuteronomy 25:19 ESV
Footnote: “ Though rest here conveys simply peace after warfare, it is a theologically rich term, suggesting the well-being of God’s people in God’s place under his rule.
Additional thoughts from Charity: When we give tithes it should be a sign and an act of gratitude for all that God has given us. Don’t give begrudging or out of fear (will I have enough) rather out of recognition that every good thing we have —has come from God. Giving is an act of rejoicing in God’s provision!
“Then you and the Levites and the foreigners residing among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household.”
Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow. James 1:17 international version