[journey through romans: 2:17-29]

[journey through romans: 2:17-29]

I think we all have a love-hate relationship with rules.

On one hand, no one likes them. They are stifling and create a box into which you have to squeeze. You have to remember about them. There’s a whole bunch of drawbacks.

However, we love rules too. They make our life easier. You know what is expected of you and you know how to measure progress. The problem with rules begins when we start to care only about doing what the rules say we should do and forget the very reason why we are doing something. For example, do we love because we want to love others or because Jesus said we gotta love everyone?

Are rules our idols?

“Don’t assume that you can lean back in the arms of your religion and take it easy, feeling smug because you’re an insider to God’s revelation, a connoisseur of the best things of God, informed on the latest doctrines!”

Romans 2:17, MSG

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