We are made right with God ...

Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are. But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. -Romans 3:19-22 NLT

Faith is a difficult concept for a person like me to grasp. Perhaps it is for most people? Faith is illogical. You could not encapsulate it in a computer programming language because it is not algorithmic - computers could never understand it. Perhaps that is why so many people are drawn to religions that embrace laws and rules? Groups such as those seem more logical that ones who focus on faith over law. Yet we are not computers. We are people with hearts.

I have heard the law described as a mirror. When we look at it we get a reflection of who we are in a spiritual sense. We see that we are unable to measure up in the flesh. Each time we envy or gossip the law speaks to our minds and reminds us that we have fallen short of the goal. In contrast faith speaks to our hearts. Faith trumps the law because it is the only thing that can change the heart. The law can change our head but only faith in Jesus can alter our hearts.

Thank you Lord for the gift of faith. Help us to live a life of faith from our hearts today. You are worthy.

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