God has given His people instructions for flourishing.

Deuteronomy 4:2

You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.

You shall not add to the word that I command you.

Just before entering the promised land, Moses told the people to keep God’s commandments because Israel was to stand apart from other nations.

So as believers in Jesus Christ, are we not to stand apart today?

Another word for stand apart is: abstain, refrain from or omit to do something.

In other words, we are to live differently from the world.

Deuteronomy 4:6-8

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on your doorposts of your house and on your gates.

This Christmas season, how are you doing at living differently from the world?

Do you have peace?

Are you joyful?

Is there a calmness to your day?

It is a struggle, yet it is possible with Christ Jesus as our Lord.

I read this yesterday, and I will leave it with you to ponder.

“The way you view your condition before salvation makes a big difference in the way you view the worth of your salvation.”

(God’s Solution to Lifes Problems)

Merry Christmas.

Until next time. Pam




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