08292017 Tuesday

“Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance” (Matthew 3:8).

The distinction between religion and faith becomes evident in one’s preoccupation. Religion is fascinated with procedures, processes, protocols, rules, regulations, and haughty displays of piety. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Law of Moses, which evolved from the Ten Commandments into an oral tradition of 248 sub-commandments and 365 prohibitions. Religion forever needs more rules to clarify all the other rules. In contrast to these muddied waters, faith emerges from a relationship with the resurrected Christ, who desires to bear his spiritual fruit through you (See Galatians 5:22).

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