THE POWER OF EXAMPLE

2019 – MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY

THE POWER OF EXAMPLE

Proverbs 28:4
Those who forsake the law empower the wicked,
But such as keep the law contend with them.

I am very blessed to have been raised in a family that lived by the Law of the Lord.
It is a heritage for which I will be forever grateful.
From my parents – Pastors and friends in the faith – all have contributed – and I have been shaped by their godly lives – and it has helped me stay the path.

WHEN WE FORSAKE THE LAW

WE BECOME FOOLS
There is a tendency in today’s church to ignore the law of the Lord and brand it as old fashioned legalism.
However, the commandments of the Lord are pure – making wise the simple. To ignore such wisdom is to make you a fool.

WE EMPOWER OTHERS TO FAIL
The example we set is seen by young and old who share our journey.
The young always go one step further than the example set by the previous generation.

WE SHOW OUR DISREGARD FOR GOD’S WORD
To live Christlike means knowing – believing and living according to His word.
The word of the Lord is the foundation upon which all good things are established.
Without clear commands and guidelines – we degenerate into the fog of confusion – justifying our every move with circumstantial and convenient considerations.
A decision by a committee does not supercede the commands of Christ.

WHEN WE OBEY THE LAW

WE ARE FREE
We are free from all consequences of disobedience.
To obey the Law of the Lord is not an arduous thing – but becomes the delight of your heart.

WE CONTEND WITH THE WICKED
By our godly example we become an irritant to those who are disobeying God.
Our values and convictions cry out in the streets – for judgement and justice to prevail.

WE SHOW LOVE AND COMPASSION
Those who live according to God’s laws – must always speak the truth in love. Genuinely pleading with those who err to return in humility to the Law of the Lord.
We contend with others by our godly way of life – and dare to believe that our example of Christlikeness will lead others to find the joy of living according to the Law of the Lord.
God’s word brings light, life, love.
Never division, discord and death.

THE LAW OF THE LORD IS PERFECT

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