T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in Essex Junction, VT.
“Too much of a good thing isn’t good for you.” We all heard that as kids from parents who didn’t want us to overindulge on food or TV or whatever. This principle, applied, say, to those little orange candy corns, is certainly sound.
The Law of God is the “Law of liberty.” It sets us free in Christ to know, love, and serve the Lord. It frees us from the tyranny of the devil and his minions. It liberates us to grow into ever-increasing fullness of the salvation that we have in Jesus Christ.
Christians do not fear death because they do not fear judgment. They know that, in Jesus Christ, as they rest in Him and hope in Him, God will remove all their transgressions as far as the east is from the west, and He will remember their sins no more.
Yeah, and that’s precisely the problem: we are so limited in our experience of the power of God’s Spirit that we never bother to think what God might do in or through us, and, consequently, don’t ask Him to do it.
Over the years I have met many sincere Christians who spend a good deal of their time wondering about whether or not their lives are pleasing to God.
The Law of Liberty (34)
The hallmark of true Christian faith is love – love for God and love for our neighbors (Jn. 13.34, 35; 1 Cor. 13.13; 1 Jn. 4.7-12).
Everybody wants to think that his or her life matters. Only the fool tries to build a lifestyle on fleeting fancies, frivolous endeavors, and movements of whim
No other gods
God, by virtue of His exclusivity and uniqueness, and the grace He has exercised toward those He redeems, demands their exclusive devotion and service.
Be holy to the Lord
The precepts and statutes in this section are designed to teach and reinforce devotion to the Lord. God’s people are called to discipline their hearts to love and fear Him, their consciences to prefer and choose Him, and all their practices to serve Him. Thus would they be a people holy to the Lord, separated unto Him for the praise of the glory of His grace.
Deuteronomy 11.1, 2“You shall therefore love the LORD your God and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always.