Christian Rules

Overhead at a ladies meeting.

First lady: I love your rice pudding. What kind of rice do you use?

Second lady: Oh, I’m a Christian you know, so I only use Uncle Ben’s converted rice.

It was meant as a joke, but the world is full of similar rules and regulations that people made up to justify getting their own way about things. Of course God has an answer to such.

Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”?These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings.

Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence. (Colossians 2 20-23, NIV)

Prayer – God, help us examine what we think we know to be sure it lines up with your truth. Amen

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