“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
It’s interesting to see how over the years the church has in a way reinstated the law that Jesus died to fulfill and free us from. Not that we should live lives without any restrictions or rules, but Christ died to make us free. Then we take the word of a God and bind the people of God all over again.
We were bound and chained. Christ freed us and the church locks us back up. I can’t say it enough that CHRIST HAS MADE US FREE! The law saturated us with rules. If it was perfect then Christ would not have fulfilled it to give us a New Testament. In the New Testament He teaches us that love is the fulfillment of the law.
We are to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength. Then we are to love our neighbors as we do ourselves. In these 2 commandments we have fulfilled God’s law. As believers we put stumbling blocks in front of people to fulfill a bunch of requirements, that we didn’t do, for them to please God.
You don’t need a dress down to your ankles or a suit and tie to please God. You don’t need to know a certain amount of scriptures to make God happy. God loves you tatted up, in jeans and jays, a 3 piece suit, in a low cut top, with a bunch of bling on, fronts in your mouth or smelly and stinkin’ straight out of the gutter. None of that matters to Him. God is not expecting you to come to Him perfect. He wants a relationship with you.
There’s not a list of requirements you have to fulfill. Then once you come to Him allow His Spirit to lead and guide you as to what changes He wants to make in you. Not motivated by what man thinks, but be motivated by a desire to please God.
That leads us to our Throwback Theology Song of the Week. It comes from urban gospel/hip hop artist Canton Jones and rapper Milliyon. This is from the 2009 project “Kingdom Business 2.” The featured track is called “Jus’ Swaggin’.” Tune into the Trackstarz show this week to hear DJ Jeremaya spin this for the Throwback Theology Song of the Day. Until next time…
Peace and blessings,