The Fulfilled Law by Max Lucado
“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 NIV
Religious rule-keeping can sap your strength. It’s endless. There is always another class to attend, Sabbath to obey, Ramadan to observe. No prison is as endless as the prison of perfection. Her inmates find work but they never find peace. How could they? They never know when they are finished.
Christ . . . fulfilled the law for you. Bid farewell to the burden of religion . . . God pledges to help those who stop trying to help themselves.
“Does it ever occur to us that God’s hero isn’t the well-educated, well-respected fellow speaking to the redeemed at the big conference, but is instead the unknown fellow faithfully pleading for repentance to those inside that local gate of hell that is the abortion mill?” ~ R.C. Sproul, Jr.
Powerful and perfect God, I find it so easy to get "all wound up" about something and then lose my zeal for it by the next morning, or I get so roused to action, I go off half-cocked and do
terrible damage. Dear Father, please give me the wisdom to see what is best and right and true. Holy God, I want to serve and honor you
and bless others in your name. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.