Lately, I have been trying to wrap my mind around a few questions I have had based on some recent events. Before I go into elaborating on those questions, as I hope to in an upcoming blog post on each, I wanted to share them. For me they are challenging and I want to make sure I think through the implications before I actually delve into what all it could mean in my life.
I recently heard it stated that all the laws of the Old Testament (of God not necessarily man) had to do with life and death. Choosing to follow those laws would bring life and choosing to go against those laws would mean death. Christ came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill the law and gave us a new command that can be summed up in "Love God and Love Others." He also said that He was the life. Could it mean that none of the other laws matter if we follow, "Love God and Love Others," and that in doing so we find Him and in-turn receive that life?"
The gospels are full of words spoken by Jesus, many of which Christians pay very little mind to. I even struggle with them. Could it be that if we focused just on the words of Jesus and looked at the rest of scripture through His teachings that we would see God in a new way?
Question 3: (relates to question 2)
If we were to look at all scripture as to what God was doing rather than what man was doing could we see God in a different way? Do we get so caught up in the story of "man," that we miss God? Don't get me wrong, I believe the story of man can be powerful and we have a lot to learn, but what if we are really missing the point in how we read it? Maybe I am alone on this one.
Anyway, those are the 3 that I am really trying to understand right now. Feel free to share your thoughts.