The Law of Freedom

James 2:12 The Law of Freedom

Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, James 2:12 NIV

 

The older couple lived just across the fields from a Christian boarding school deep in Southern Africa. They were believers themselves, but each in their own way. The husband was German and the wife was Dutch. Their own children had left home already, but their doors were still open for visitors or students to come in. When the time came for the families to pick their children up at the end of the school term, they would also let them come and stay with them. They would organize meals and even pray with their guests. The woman was the kindest-hearted person and drove herself to the strictest adherence to beliefs of the church. The man was big-hearted too but lived to a different set of rules. Sometimes she gently chided him or felt like apologizing for some of his actions. What law is it that we act like we will be judged by?

The fortunate visitor to this warm and blessed home could not incriminate either for the kindness they received there. Years later, the children they took in, look back at the love and generosity they were blessed with. We must all live by our beliefs. They will drive us to be certain types of people. It is essential that we choose a law that encourages us to be charitable to others. We should speak, and act, as those who are going to be judged by the law that makes us free to touch the lives of those around us and shower them with God´s love. Could we draw near to our Savior now and ask to have His kind of heart in us and the kind of faith that reaches out and blesses the lives of those we would share it with too?

 

Dear Lord,

Instead of being known only by the rules we follow or fail to follow, free our hearts to reflect Your kind of love, we pray!

Amen

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