Thursday, 16 October 2008

WHITE LINES

Hello again folks! I'm currently constructing the 'sister' article to 'Dark Matter' [in case you are wondering where I have been since Monday]. One thing has come to mind this week while driving the 20 miles to and from my place of work. White lines ... no, not Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and the Furious Five from 1983 ... but those white lines on the roads, whether dashed or solid. What would we do without them? What would we do without the law; the Highway Code? What if everyone drove on what side of the road that they wanted to? You'd have what is called 'anarchy' which would lead to death and destruction on the roads.
What if we now insert God's law for the Highway Code? The Bible says that the law was given to point to grace [the undeserved mercy of God in offering True and full Salvation to us sinful humans via the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross and His majestic resurrection from the dead] and also to show how unobtainable full righteousness is by our own efforts. God gave us the law[s] in the OT for our own benefit physically and spiritually. If we keep them by faith [as best we can]; we are taking good advice from our loving heavenly Father. We can't earn His favour keeping the law but we can please Him and vindicate His Holiness in living according to His rules. God gave us rules because He is Sovereign and He can, lawfully and legally, do so.
So the next time you are out and about and you see those white lines and you are on the lawful side of the road and someone comes along on the opposite side; think on God's 'Highway to Holiness] Code'. The next time you come to a 'T' junction or a set of traffic lights and you and everyone else at that place is keeping to the rules [and you are 'safe']; think on God's Ways [that are much Higher and more beneficial than any of man's ways anyway]. The next time that you hear a news report of a traffic accident because someone broke the rules or the law; think on the impact of sin in life generally ["your sins will find you out"]. We ought to thank God for the ordinary, everyday things IN life as well as the extraordinary things that He performs on a daily basis, all over the world, any time, any way and any place. Those white lines do do it!!!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 16-Oct-2008

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