Titanium TinkleBerry: The Dog Whom I Love part 8
I was trying to live up to these standards and rules that I thought made me righteous. I thought that is how I live a life that was pleasing to God. The passage above says, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Boy was my life a representation of the opposite of that promise. But then again I never really learned of Jesus. I never read my bible, yeah, I went to church but I didn’t really participate in any type of bible study. I thought it was enough just to go. I found it demanding when I was young. I took that impression into my adulthood, but I still went to church. I felt obligated.
“But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious,” (2 Corinthians 3:7-18).
I had no idea that the bible referred to the Ten Commandments as the ministry of death. Honestly, when I was younger I felt like I was dying. The pressure was so great and it was coming from everywhere, family, friends and me. But here again we are told to let go of the seen and embrace the unseen. The ministration of the spirit, the Holy Spirit, is said to be more glorious and better suited for the gentile, non-Jewish individual. Jesus himself said, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send him unto you,” (John 16:7 ASV). Jesus died so that everyone everywhere can receive spiritual guidance forever. He knew that His body had limitations.
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