In Mark, The Pharisees were more concerned about the letter of the law, than the reasoning of the law. While the “rules” have a purpose, they absolutely were never intended to keep people from getting to Christ. The 4 questions below are a good rule of thumb when going through our day as we interact with non believers, and believers as well.
My prayer today is to strive to make love the motivation for all of my actions today.
- Does the rule serve God’s purposes?
- Does the rule reveal God’s character?
- Does the rule help people get into God’s family, or keep them out?
- Does the rule have biblical root that can be supported in the context of all of Scripture?