Monday, March 31, 2014

LOVE & LAW,...the flip flop

Luke the physician, the scientist, the analyst of the apostles has written incredible chapters of Christ Jesus, as you all know. As I was pondering on the Book of Luke, this dawned on me. 

Luke 11:42
42 “What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens,[m] but you ignore justice and the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.

In this passage, LORD Christ Jesus talks about the hypo-critic and uptight life style of Pharisees. Well learned, theological Pharisees are full of arrogance because of their status and knowledge. Jesus points out their foolishness to them. He says you lack Justice and Love of GOD. What he means by Justice and Love Of GOD?

Let us see another passage to help us understand.

John 1:14

The Word Becomes Flesh
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

This passage says Jesus is full of grace and truth i.e Love and Justice.

If you compare both the passage, you see the flip of Love and Justice. (i.e. Grace and Truth)

Arrogant and Proud people are always Judging. They think great of themselves. In this chapter Luke 11:42, a particular Pharisee who invites Jesus to his home Judges Jesus. In spite of being impressed previously and witnessing his miracles and listening to Sermons, . 

Jesus says to the Pharisee to live a life of Righteousness, to be aligned in the word of GOD, to follow GOD's commandments i.e Judge yourself each second and strive every moment to be a Child Of GOD. However, when it comes to others i.e. your family, your friends, your community approach them gently & gracefully. Treat them with love and mercy. So your father in heaven who fulfill your needs thru Jesus, will deal you with love and Mercy while HE deal with your enemies, your bad situation, your tempting spirits in Judgement.

Do you see that, GOD loves you when you love others, HE wages your war when you align yourself in HIS will and word of GOD i.e being righteous. When you are opposite of that, HIS dynamic around love and law become opposite as well. 

But wait, there is Hope.We still have time to redeem this life. For we have an advocate to set our direction right. Thank GOD for the Lamb of GOD!