I see this car everyday, driven by a school administrator, causing some grief for a few bus drivers who have to make that turn…Culturally Disobedient…its okay…until someone hits it…
As My King and I walk through how I end up in the place more often than I like to admit, Realizing today how Culturally Disobedient we are as Americans. If we don’t want to…and if we think we can get away with it…and it doesn’t seem to hurt anyone…We do what we want. No regard for whoever decided to place that rule in place. No second thought that there may be a very good reason for that ruling.
Thinking of Moses and the Ten Commandments…Was God just being a heavy handed, pushy bossy God, who just wanted to lay out some commands for us for no other reason than HE can! I think not. He was trying to save us from our repercussions that surely follow those broken commands. Imagine the world without Aids, without damaged hearts who survived while a loved one was murdered, the reoccurring nightmares of an accident that could have been prevented if both parties were following the rules, The jealousy that sparks anger-the scars that just could have been prevented…We can’t blame HIM for our messed up world. We break these rules so often, and others break them just to break them….We live in a culture of disobedience. Alot of this rolls off us without a second thought. Our Politicians lie and mislead us (all of them..not right or left..all), to benefit thier own agenda. We are generally okay with that as long as its the one we picked..
Striving today to be more obedient to God, and what HIS word has laid out for me. God is not American, HE is not a politician, HE is perfect, Holy, Supreme, all knowing. He doesn’t say “well thats not a really a big deal”…..The slightest disobedience creates a wedge between my self and HIS stronghold of saftey, and after time creates an illusion of “i can do what i want, i am saved by grace”. That is not what it says…
1 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace?2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death?4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was.6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.