For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.
The above verse is from Paul’s letter to the Romans and another piece that confirms my faith in the simplicity of Christ and God.
The law is what you know in your heart is right. What is right, the right thing to do, is placed in your heart by the Holy Spirit.
The law is simple and something we can all agree on. The law is the Ten Commandments. Is there anything in the Ten Commandments you can argue is not the right or righteous thing to do?
Paul is probably also referring to other laws as specified in the Old Testament but what he is saying is doing what is right is what is important. You can go to church every day and night of the week and say all the Amens and Hallelujahs you want but you need to practice what is preached every day.
You don’t need some person appointed as your authoritarian figure to tell you what you should or shouldn’t be doing. You know in your heart what is right and what is wrong.
It all comes back to one thing, the simplicity of life. It’s about getting your heart and your relationship with God, not with the local pastor or regional bishop or deacon or worldly cardinals and popes. That is vanity.
Paul says in Romans 2:29 “But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God.”
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