Another reminder as I pen today’s thoughts; the law was made to bring out the sin and iniquities and trespasses of mankind. The law is there so we would not trespass, in other words; so we would not commit an offense against someone or a set of rules.
It was and is impossible to live by the law so in God’s mercy and grace He gave us a new plan, a New Covenant not written in stone (tablet) but written on the very hearts of man.
Today, as a “Christian/ born-again” believer; God, Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit will dwell in our hearts, yes, take up residence in and though our mind, body and soul.
We will have a desire to do what is right in the sight of God. We will always have free will but through the power of the Holy Spirit working in the believer, we will have convictions or you might say be convicted of that which is not holy, pure or of right standing.
This is where you might say the rubber meets the road. You will have to make that choice. Again let me say, Christ in us gives us a new mind, spirit and heart to live for Him in all righteousness.
As a believer we do make that choice not to return to unrighteousness; which will include staying away from anything which can cause your mind, thoughts or heart to be distracted away from a holy and pure God.
As the scripture state; “we are to be Holy as God is Holy”. Holy living makes up our whole body; that of our mind, thoughts, emotions, our spirit, our heart and ultimately our soul, which is what will be judged by the righteous judge.
In Him, in Christ we are to live, move and have our being. With the help of the Holy Spirit; who will teach us all things that which is right, guide us into all truth and lead us unto/ into all righteousness.
Yes, as a “Christian” our life is set on a new path with a new mindset.
How good to know that we are headed for an eternity with Christ and our Heavenly Father…someday with a new body, an immortal body, soul and spirit as of Christ to be with Him forever, our everlasting Redeemer and Savior. Praise and glory be to God and my Savior Christ Jesus.
Well, until later, As always,
Love in Christ Jesus, Paul Lundmark