Every morning in my email, I get a daily scripture verse sent to me and several others within our church family, from a friend and former home group member. Today’s verse seemed apropos for some of the things I’ve been thinking about myself lately (and, unfortunately others as well). Maybe it will hit home with you as well:
Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:19 ESV)
Some of those in the crowd were experts at telling others what to do, but they missed the central point of God’s laws themselves. Jesus made it clear, however, that obeying God’s law is more important than explaining it. It’s much easier to study God’s laws and tell others to obey them than to put them into practice.
How are you doing at obeying God yourself?