So, I just finished reading this book recently, and I have to say it’s pretty great. We all may, at one point or another may have tried to make obedience to God’s laws super-complicated, or may have even asked the harder question of “What role does the law play in my life now that we are living under a gospel of grace?”
I know I have.
Recently, I’d already come to a few convictions recently on what certain commandments look like in my life, or more precisely what breaking certain commandments have looked like, so I felt like this came at a good time. As a writer and an introvert, I can get into my head too much and some of my thinking and behavior becomes pharisaical without me even realizing it. For instance, I got to a point a few weeks ago that I was just overwhelmed with the enormity of what obedience to God in a particular area of my life could mean going forward, my heart was heavy for days, I was weepy and I came to church on a Friday night needing to talk to somebody, anybody and I did and it helped–and a hug from near stranger helped too. The problem was, I was trying to figure out God’s timing for what He was telling me to do on my own and I had to step back and realize that yes, this is what God is telling me, it’s consistent with His word, even the calling He’s laid on my heart, but that doesn’t mean I have to do it tomorrow or even next week.