God’s laws are descriptive not just prescriptive

Many of God’s laws and wise instructions are not only prescriptive but descriptive. It’s not just trying to tell you what to do, it’s God describing to you how his creation is designed to work.

You can shout Grace Grace all day, but if you jump off that cliff the law of gravity is going to mess your life up. Many of God’s laws of wisdom work exactly the same way. You cannot disrespect the instructions of your Creator and expect not to have any consequences. Obedience maximizes your potential.

The Good news is that the mercy of God can save us, and the grace of God makes us eager to learn His ways. It doesn’t give us confidence to ignore His ways.

Read Psalms 19

Free from Control or Under Control?

The only way to be free from the control of sinful men is to put yourself completely under the control of God.

If you become so called “free” from control of men but then lean on your own understanding you’ll just end up under the control of your sinful, ignorant and selfish nature… Which is worse because you’ll be responsible for your own error.

The fear of the Lord makes your actions wise. The knowledge of what’s Holy causes you to have understanding on how to structure your lifestyle for growth and fruitfulness.

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

1 Corinthians 7
22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.
23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

1 Corinthians 9
19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

Get Emotional and Passionate about Getting Knowledge and Understanding

Ignorance is nothing to be proud of… Learn to get emotional and passionate about your desire for instruction. and get loud when you ask for knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2
3 yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 if thou seekest her as silver,
and searchest for her as for hid treasures;