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The laws God has placed on the tablet of our hearts
January 31, 2014 at 2:10am © By Nathan Tice
When people insist on doing things their own way it is exactly what they get. The very same people that claim there is no God or want nothing to do with God want to know why the world is in the state and condition it is in right now and it just does not make sense. A person that is not willing to ask Christ into their life will never experience the life he has for them. The reason there is poverty and famine in this perfectly and beautifully designed world is because God has given us more than enough to solve these issues with ease with just a few words Love your neighbor as you would love yourself. People are running around doing things their way and as a result things are not getting done Gods way. For starters so many people do not have love for themselves they have a love that is a " because of type of love" I love you because you do this or that or I love because of a feeling that is fleeting. When the "feeling" leaves they no longer "love" .This is a because of type of love or I love you as long as fill in the blank. People can not live up to loving their neighbor as they would love themselves because so many do not love themselves to begin with,the reason being most of the time because of the situations and circumstances of their upbringing which yet again is a result of people doing and living their own way. The view of love is so distorted now a days and so many are under the illusion that they actually love .
Love is being selfless not selfish , for example I know someone who repeatedly told me their son was everything to them and that this person loved their son with all their heart and yet compromised the safety of this child everyday by selling drugs in the house doing drugs in the house everyday. Is this love? This is not the love I tried to explain to him and he never could wrap his head around what I was saying. Love would put the child before the drugs love would not endanger the child . Doing things his own way . The one who knows not of the love of Christ can not comprehend real love the way love was and is meant to be shared with one another. Love is often confused with lust or infatuation both fleeting. A person that comes into someone Else's life for a reason and that reason being is to really love them with a selfless kind of love the kind of love that will share knowledge and wisdom to help them get to the next level in this life and yet this somehow all gets confused for love. The thing is they never should have gone any deeper than just wisdom and knowledge being shared between them or being in each others lives for the sake of the love friendship.
Had they not done things their own way they would of been able to see that. When we do things our way the results are obvious. How could God be involved in people getting together and having sex and saying they love each other and than split up and raise the child in utter chaos. God was never behind that, the truth is these to individuals where behind it all and used love as the scape goat for the confusion and chaos they caused themselves. When God is involved love flourishes and is nurtured and it continues to grow in selflessness not selfishness. When God brings together that which should be together both parties involved become more and more selfless not more and more selfish which is the case when two people get together doing things their own way. One if not both of the people involved will leave because of the because of type of love in exchange for selfishness , this love is always fleeting but real genuine love is always growing .
Even if we do not understand all there is to know about God or are able to have all of our questions answered what we do know about, God is more than enough to keep pursuing him and his will. I heard if we only knew 5% of all there is to know about God than there is still another 95% that we do not know and understand about God and is it not worth pursuing the 95% that we do not know and understand about God in order to understand and know about God ? . The things we do not have the answers to about the universe and the debate between evolution and creationism can be found in the 95% that we do not know and the only way we will ever be able to know and understand God on these levels is if we begin to do things the way he wants us to do them.
The 5% we do know is more than enough to solve world hunger an famines violence and how to coexist with one another and just as I said before with just a few simple words , love your neighbor as you would yourself. This gets rid of greed and envy jealousy just to name a few. When people want to blame God for things that are well within our control by simply not obeying the word of God than the very same people will continue to get things "their own way". When you begin to examine the love of God and the characteristics of God which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self- control; you might possibly begin to see that how having these qualities in our own lives would make a difference. It is my belief that everyone has the knowledge of God place in their hearts written there by God himself. Lets examine this for a moment. I believe this because people are born with a sense of right and wrong we can look at creation all around us and see that something this wonderful and magnificent on the scale that it is on that there is something greater than what we can understand . When God said this
Jeremiah 31:33-3433 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Jehovah:I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people:34 and they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Jehovah:for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.God set the blue print inside of mans heart in order to establish that no one would have to tell one another about God because we would all from the least to the greatest have an innate sense of God and his laws. Laws necessarily that wold come from man alone. The sense from right and wrong and the distinguishing from good and evil . These are senses that push the boundaries of "mortality" because the laws that where written on every individuals heart goes so much deeper than morality could or will ever go.
When we find ourselves living outside of the very laws written on our hearts by God himself we live life the way we want doing things our own way. When we live by these innate senses placed in our hearts we live in a realm that surpasses all our understanding . There has never been mistakes made living withing the characteristics of Christ love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self- control and there never will be. When we do things our own way their is nothing but illusions of these characteristics but when examined closely they are exposed for frauds. When we live outside of these laws they all have an appearance of things that closely resemble them but fail to live up to the expectations.
For instance the things I spoke of earlier about the false sense of love the because of type of love . Or the Joy that we mistake for happiness . When the happiness wears off than what ? Happiness is fleeting Joy is a spirit quality because even in the midst of suffering you can still have Joy the joy of knowing that all things will work for the good of you who love Christ. The kindness that is easily undone because of the motives of men and woman's hearts that are deceitfully wicked. Kindness because of what is to come in return or kindness to be seen. Not true kindness that expects nothing back in return and has no desire to be seen . Faithfulness until something goes wrong or until something is said or done that gives us the excuse not to be faithful any longer. Not the true faithfulness that is lasting through all trials and situations and circumstances the kind of faithfulness that is tested and survives the test no matter what . Gentleness that is until you have been around someone long enough to see the true nature of that person exposing the not so gentle side of them. Gentle until the right button so to speak is pressed. Self control is only a matter of time before this is exposed for the fraud that it is because sooner or later the calm cool collected person will show themselves when anger is aroused and or fear is presented as well as patience until the end of the rope has been reached .
These are what happens when we put things into our own hands and try to do things our own way somehow things always end up exposed for what they really are. Doing things in the true sense, life within the laws God has indeed placed on our hearts these things are evident and are displayed through the lives of those who live them out. It is a process however to believe in and come to know this God who has placed these qualities in our hearts and because we are so used to doing thing our own way it is hard to break free from the same or shame cycles that we are accustomed to. Total and relentless pursuit of this God to want to know and understand the 95% we do not know and understand on a day to day basis, is the only way to eventually be able to walk within the laws he has placed in our hearts. Surrender to our prideful self that wants and desires and actually thinks that we are in control of this life we live in exchange for the will of the one who does control this life . In doing so we will gain more and more knowledge and more and more strength and wisdom to be able to walk within the bounds of the laws he has placed in our hearts.
It is so very evident when we step outside the bounds of these laws where chaos and destruction reigns. Take pornography for instance the appearance of pleasure and desires but always has a continual lust for more and is never ever satisfied and will have you doing things you never thought possible. Sex outside of marriage with all its diseases and false sense of love not to mention all of countless children's lives that will be forever misshaped because of such actions . These things having only the appearance of something great ,promising pleasure and such all the while destroying from the inside out. These things that are done outside of Gods laws place on our hearts cause destruction and chaos. Inside the bounds of these laws your spouse becomes the love of your affection in the most wonderful way. Sex is such a wonderful gift to share with your spouse .Souls can become intertwined as you become one flesh and there is no guilt or shame after words, only intimacy that is shared on a level that only marriage within these laws can be found. Stepping outside the laws God has placed leads to greed unspeakable . Backbiting to get ahead further and further and it is never enough. Take money for instance when one obtains money they just want more and than when the more is achieved well now there is only more to be gained and this just never ends . Mean while starving men woman and children are all over this world while countless people have millions and billions just sitting gathering more and more. The greed is never fulfilled with a continuous thirst for more never satisfied. Inside the laws greed is steadily handled with giving and sharing realizing what one has, does not belong to them in the first place and that we are only stewards of what God gives. We are given and should freely give when a need is to be met and we can meet the need . The truth is pretty much every American has more than enough if they have clean water clothes on their back and food to eat and I am pretty sure that is the case with the majority not the minority. Not in the mind of the greedy. If we would live out the principals of giving and sharing truly loving one another there would not be one bank account with a million dollars in it because we would all be sharing within the laws that are placed in our hearts . We would all have more than enough sure some have to be in a position to have more than others in order to give more but none would have to go without.
Until people realize that the war we fight within ourselves to want to live withing the bounds of the law written in our hearts is life through the holy spirit we will continue to live outside the bounds of such laws placed in our hearts. This battle is spiritual and is in fact raging in all the members of our bodies mind, body, soul, spirit. Instead of falling into our feelings and our senses taste, touch , smell, hear we should first and foremost seek the will of the one who created us. We are taught to taste everything and touch and to smell what ever feels good must be good but is it ? or does it seem the more and more we rely on our feelings or doing things our own way do we end up in the most trouble. It is not about our feelings it is about the promises of God because what he promises are truly for our benefit not just having the appearance of benefits such do our feelings. Feelings being a mirage 99.9 percent of the time as where i said before no one has ever made a mistake living out the characteristics of Christ.
There is a true war going on and the law written in our hearts is evidence of this war and Paul said it best describing this war. Knowing that the law is good because of the law in his heart placed there by God to allow him to recognize that by acknowledging that the laws are good he also has to acknowledge that because the law is good there is indeed another side to this law, that being counter active to it. He describes the war so clearly we all fight even when we want to do good we do the opposite why is that ? Even when we want to do good evil or sin is always present wanting us to step outside the bounds of Gods good and perfect laws , laws that always lead to love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self- control.
Not so much when we step outside the bounds of the laws written on our hearts. Instead there is sin and guilt, condemnation,self pity and on but the onset of these things where only an illusion of things that where going to benefit you. Ahhh caught up in the trap of our feelings instead of relying on the promises of God . It is not about our feelings it is about the promises of God. Meditate on what Paul says and see if this does not perfectly describe what we all war against within ourselves . You will have to read it slow and it will pop out at you and it should change your life and give you a glimpse into why it is imperative that begin to acknowledge this war we fight is more spiritual than anything.
Rom 7:7-23 7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! Certainly, I a would not have known sin except through the law. For indeed I would not have known what it means to desire something belonging to someone else b if the law had not said, “ Do not covet.” c 8 But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. a For apart from the law, sin is dead. 9 And I was once alive apart from the law, but with the coming of the commandment sin became alive 10 and I died. So a I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life brought death! b 11 For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it I died. a 12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good. 13 Did that which is good, then, become death to me? Absolutely not! But sin, so that it would be shown to be sin, produced death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual- but I am unspiritual, sold into slavery to sin. a 15 For I don't understand what I am doing. For I do not do what I want- instead, I do what I hate. a 16 But if I do what I don't want, I agree that the law is good. a 17 But now it is no longer me doing it, but sin that lives in me. 18 For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I want to do the good, but I cannot do it. a 19 For I do not do the good I want, but I do the very evil I do not want! 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer me doing it but sin that lives in me. 21 So, I find the law that when I want to do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of God in my inner being. 23 But I see a different law in my members waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that is in my members. And for further proof Ephesians 6:12 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
To wrap this up now knowing that the war is real and that there are things going on much deeper than we can understand much like the lack of understanding about God . Is it not worth examining the scriptures and learning and growing trying to come into knowledge of the 95% we do not know about God and such things? There are so many things that are explained by living out the laws God has placed in our hearts and living by the examples that Christ himself has given us in this most precious and holy book.
Things are explained evil is explained and even how to overcome the evil and the desires of temptation found in this fallen world. Even such things as horrible as molestation and rape . The forces and evil that control a person in order to execute such things is purely demonic in nature. The way to overcome such things is by living out the characteristics of Christ inviting love in and peace joy and the like. Forgiving truly forgiving allowing love to take the place of anger and rage and the brokenness. These things can not be comprehended in the natural or in our humanness but inside the bounds of the laws written in our hearts that says forgive and you shall be forgiven it can be overcome.
Knowing and understanding the there is an enemy that wants nothing more than to destroy everything God has set up and why wouldn't an enemy want use someone to destroy a child's innocence or someones innocence through the means of rape.Trying to steal any hope of them living inside the realm of the laws placed in our hearts entangled by the trap of anger hatred and bitterness. There will be those who use the characteristics of Christ as an illusion to Counter act the real characteristics of Chris,t wolfs in sheep's clothing so it make perfect sense for these kinds of activities to be done. This also is just another example of people doing things their own way in stead of doing things Gods way. People that live their own way will fulfill the lust of there desires .Those who rage war within themselves to live out the laws placed in their heart will not be able to carry out their own will because of the constant pursuit of the nature of Christ. All in all when people are open and honest with themselves doing things their own way ,always leads to heartache in one form or another . Doing things their own way it never ever quite seems to measure up to what was envisioned. When you come to the realization that this world this universe in all of it entirety is so vast and complex and so much bigger than anything that could of " evolved" into something this perfect this unique without the breath of the one who spoke it into existence, than maybe you will be willing to pursue something bigger than yourself . Maybe you will begin to pursue living out the laws that you must acknowledge that are written by God himself on the tablet of your heart.