Was watching The Matrix again. There are so many things in that movie that I like. This phrase caught me this time:
"There is a difference between knowing the path and walking it."
There are many of us who know the right things and even try to do them. All well and good. But is following the rules the path? Or is loving our neighbor the path and the commands and exhortations in the scriptures are guidelines that help us understand how to do it better.
"So as you have received Christ Jesus, walk in Him."
How did you receive Him?
Did you receive Him by following the rules?
Then you should try to make others do that.
(Not the best way, mind you)
Did you receive Him by trust in His grace and mercy alone?
If not, don't you think you should?
After all, how was Abraham made right with God, by works?
I'm so glad that God loves us where we are at.
And by His love, encourages us to live like Christ.
We never seem to have it down, but I've seen no better way to live.
Walk the path.
Don't just look at it and say,
"Ooh, nice path. Everyone should do this."
You will be blessed by Him.
He gave His Word on it.