Don’t get too caught up with the law, but by all means strive to obey God’s commands. Most certainly live by His standards.
For those like me who’ve wondered about doing what’s right in Gods eyes all the time and desiring to keep His Word and live by His standards and yet fall short, remember this:
Jesus desires mercy and not sacrifice.
God desires mercy and not sacrifice.
Jesus said it himself in Matthew 9:12 and 13. And we see it in the Old Testament book of Hosea chapter 6 verse 6.
Sacrifice – law – debt – paying a debt – repaying/ paying back/ fairness – guilty without paying. Law- no mercy – rules/following rules – no leeway – absolute judgment
Mercy – sin forgotten – debt forgotten – free/freedom – guilt free – welcomed and accepted – wanted
Matthew 9:12, 13 “When Jesus heard that, He said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.’ But go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.'”
This is so awesome!
To God belong all glory, honor, and praise. May He give you wisdom, knowledge and understanding in Jesus’ name. Amen.