I’M NO RELIGIONIST.

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Daily Prayer for October 29th, 2020    

Good morning, God—thank you for another day!

I’m no religionist! Religion is about works that earn your way to Heaven, not grace. Christianity/grace is different from every other faith in this aspect: all other religions including, Mormonism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, state that we must earn the right to be reconciled with you. That good deeds and bad determines our destiny—a system of beliefs and code of moral conduct. Christianity is about what Jesus did for us, not what we can do for him/you. Even the Ten Commandments were about relationships, improving our relationships with you or humankind. As Jesus Himself said:

Matthew 22:36-40 ESV

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” 

And Paul said:

Romans 13:9-10 ESV

For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.

So the new commandments are summed up in love, love for you, and love for others. The law is about relationships, with you, our Creator, and with the rest of humanity. It is not a list of rules relegated to a checklist or a mathematical formula. You/we are talking about love. You are love. ❤ Thank you, Father!! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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