Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Romans 2:23

New International Version (NIV)
23 You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?

It's a very serious charge to dishonor God. How much worse it is to boast of the importance of obeying His commandments while dishonoring Him by choosing to break them. Paul hasn't given a solution yet, because first we need to recognize the problem. If we boast in the Law, we are condemning ourselves as hypocrites. Again and again we break the Law. Again and again we fall into the same traps we might like to criticize others for so harshly. Let's take the first step of recognizing our own sinfulness and our own inability to keep all the commandments of the Law and the humility of realizing that we are not in a good position to criticize others for breaking the Law.

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