Sunday, 26 November 2017

"Stop!", don't break your law

"If I rebuild what I destroyed, I prove that I am a law breaker"

What do you think about this?  I came across this verse in the book of Galatians chapter 3 and verse 18.

I paused as I read it, sat quietly and began to think about what it really meant, and more so what it really meant to me.  Of course it fits into the context of the surrounding verses, but what did it really mean to me? I read it slowly, reflectively again...."If...I ......rebuild.....what .....I destroyed........., I prove......that I am breaker......."

A law breaker? A law is a rule made by God, and man; but it's talking about me, if I rebuild etc.

How often do we make a decision, a firm decision to do something.  These decisions can be anything from losing weight to saving up for a holiday.  They are not set in stone, or etched and signed on government papers, but they have been made by us, a way, or rather a plan or rule to make a specific change in our lives.  So in effect we have made a law, because we have to lose weight, or we need rest and relaxation for health purposes.  So where does the rebuilding come from?  The rebuilding comes from 'going back on our word'. We are in effect re-building something that is not necessarily good.  So we are rebuilding the act of disregard for what we eat, or exercise, or spending excessively on things we do not necessarily need thereby, limiting the ability to save for that holiday.

So often we rebuild what we have destroyed.

What springs to mind is the rebuilding of unhealthy relationships. Some, are not simply meant to be re-built, by you anyway.  If God intervenes, and says you need to fine, but if you have no instruction and have gone through the process of forgiveness, then move on.

Move on and build new relationships.  

Start with new material, select the best, and most enduring.

Don't continue to break your own laws, you may end up in your own prison!