February 12, 2017

Not Sin Avoidance, Sin Removal

Passage: Deuteronomy 30:15-20,1 Corinthians 3:1-9,Matthew 5:21-37

God calls us to walk in ways that lead to life and abundance. In his final address to the Israelites, Moses urges them to choose life. Jesus calls us into a deeper and more all-encompassing understanding of God’s laws. For those who would follow him reconciliation is a priority, and obedience something marked as much by what is inside than external. And, lest we think our salvation comes from such human endeavors, Paul reminds us that God alone gives the growth.