So many of us as sincere believers read the Scriptures looking for principles by which we can live our daily lives. While this is a helpful and important part of our spiritual journey, literal adherence to ancient texts can be problematic. The Word is a living Presence which cannot be limited in a word (or many words). The true power of Scripture is its ability to open our minds and hearts to the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit, so that It can guide us in God’s way.
It is not through our minds that we are able to follow Divine precepts. Wisdom and understanding come from surrender to the mystery of the Divine. Knowing God’s steadfast love and faithfulness, is not an overnight process but a lifelong one. Age does not necessarily bring wisdom, for one who is obstinate may have lived many years, but has not learned the true lessons of life. We can only hope and pray that each day, in fact every minute and second, that our mind is open and receptive enough to Divine guidance in the moment that we learn all of the new lessons before us. When we follow the Law in this way, it is a sweet thing because we can rest in the comfort of God’s protection and in the Truth.
And so it is! Amen!