When I really want something, I look on the Bible as a hindrance, getting in the way of what I want. I want to rebel –
‘Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.’ Psalm 2:3
I despise my convictions as irrelevant for this situation. The Lord however, has a response:
He rebukes them … saying, ‘I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.’ Psalm 2:5-6
I have become so passionate for what I desire that I have forgotten Jesus. The way back is to focus on Him alone. When I have Jesus in focus, when I have surrendered the passion and spent time with Him, feeding on Him, I find my heart is restored. Then questions of ‘What are the limits I can get away with?’ become irrelevant.
For those unwilling to surrender there is a tragic road ahead –
You will break them with a rod of iron; you will dash them to pieces like pottery. Psalm 2:9
The Lord is clear about His intention. He will not willingly allow us to be drawn away by false gods.
Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. Psalm 2:12
Finding the limit of law is a sideshow. The response He is looking for is to worship Him, to choose to delight in Him, not the trappings of this world, to turn my head around and look passionately at Jesus.
The Bible study from which this came – biblebase2adaringfaith