The Church Mouse: Rules in all Seasons

If you keep my laws, you will be ever in my love, even as I have kept my Father’s laws, and am ever in His love.” – John 15:10

It’s gardening time. Spring has arrived in full force. Time to plant the garden,

I am always excited to get outside after the long, cold winter . I am always counting the days in early January until spring comes because I know that I can start planting, flowers or the garden. 

My dad and mom always said “Do not plant until after May 15th! This was their rule!

Well, you know how kids are when it comes to rules!

I planted my first garden when the first warm spell hit. I just knew that I would have tomatoes, peppers and corn before my parents did. I was so sure I would be the “All Star” gardener. I wanted to be the one bragging about my bountiful crop. Sadly, here is what happened.

It frosted!!

My tomato and pepper plants froze to death.  Now, you would think I had learned my lesson…right? 

Then the very next year, I again planted early and I spent much of my time that spring covering plants with blankets and removing them in the mornings to ward off the frost. Finally it sunk in to my head that the rule, which I thought was silly, was tried and true after all.

As Christians we are the same way? In the Bible it tells us very plainly what a sin is!! 

However, we do not listen or we like to think it is meant for someone else or that we can explain to God why we should be exempt from the sin we have committed. But in reality that is not the way it works. 

God made the rules hundreds & hundreds of years ago. Remember? He gave the 10 Commandments to Moses.

There has not been a revised version. 

The copyright has not expired. 

There is no condensed version. 

They are the same 10 Commandments as they were on the day that God handed them over to Moses.

God never changes the rules or makes up new ones.  Jesus is the only way to get to God. We are the ones who need to change.  We need to start obeying God in all things!

Prayer – “Father God we come to you asking you to forgive us when we fall short of living up to your commands. Help us to remember your words are right and true and remain the same throughout time.. Help us to live for you each day. Remind us that even when we make mistakes you will forgive us and still love us.  In the name of Jesus, Amen.”

the Church Mouse

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