The Invisible Passenger

Christianity is both Spiritual and practical. One area that needs practical Christianity is in our commitment to obey the law. There are God’s laws, of course. However, at the moment, I’m thinking of man’s laws. For example, let’s think about traffic laws. I recall Redd Harper, years ago, saying, “If we can’t keep men’s laws, how can we ever hope to keep God’s laws?” He was lamenting how many Christians and some pastors drove over the speed limit. Some even joked about it. Anyone is apt to occasionally slip over the line. That doesn’t excuse those who drive as fast as they want to, even if it’s way over the limit. We should always strive to keep within the limit, short of a genuine emergency. If we are born again, we always drive with a supremely special Passenger aboard. What do we involve Him in, by our law-breaking? What does He see in our hearts when we allow the speedometer to shoot up beyond the legal limit? What is good for church is good for behind the wheel! Peter was inspired to write, “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake….” (From I Peter 2:13). In the hymn, “Living for Jesus,” Thomas O. Chisholm gives us what should always be the Christian’s motive, “Living for Jesus a life that is true, striving to please Him in all that I do, yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free. This is the pathway of blessing for me.” Selah! Christianity that is Spiritually authentic is also very practical.   Ron

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  1. Excellent, Ron. Early in my ministry – with the four churches – I was one of those pastors of who you spoke. But the Lord has a way of convicting us of those things – and I now try to be very careful to stay to the limit – using my cruise control where practical.

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