A True Jew

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I came to faith in Christ at age eighteen. That didn’t make me perfect in word, thought and deed. But, something tremendous did happen- I was adopted into God’s forever family and I received His grace and forgiveness of sin, and I became part of the Kingdom of God (Judah). What really bothers me is when I fall short of this amazing privilege and calling. I hate espousing all of God’s wonderful law and then go on to fall short of it. I want my life to reflect well on God and the Kingdom of God. Paul, the apostle, says that to be a Jew (one from the kingdom of Judah), is to ‘actually’ embody the knowledge and truth of God and His Holy law. So then, who is truly a Jew? Those who are living out by the power of the Holy Spirit the life He has called us to. Let’s do that today!

Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God; if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you. Romans 2:17-24 NASB

How closely does my walk, match my talk?

God, as this day begins- I desire to walk in such a way that glorifies Your name and fulfils the royal law of love. I don’t want to be a boastful teacher of Your law, only to fall short of it. So, please fill me afresh and anew with Your Spirit. Thank you for Your grace and love and law that has brought light into my life. May I be someone who shares that freedom and truth with all I know.

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