This Thursday night is our Men’s Fellowship Night with Colony grad, Pastor Stephen Keith sharing God’s Word. Check out the link for details. Come bring a friend and enjoy a great night of great food, fellowship, worship, Bible teaching and fun.
By Eye Construction
“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul.” Psalm 19:7a
In all my years of construction I have never come across a builder who doesn’t use a tape measure and a level. I have seen guys who are too lazy at times to use them, but when it comes down to seeing if everything lines up, they must be used.
I have a jab I use when I see someone trying to “do it by eye” I’ll say “hey, what’s the name of your company, By Eye Construction?”
In the same way it seems to me that a lot of Christians are trying to live their lives out by “feeling” their way thru life.
The Bible is the measuring rod or plumb line we need to use in order to see if what we are thinking and applying to life lines up with God’s plan for us. Sometimes I can try to get away with building a wall without a tape measure or a level and although to me it might look straight usually because of the proximity to the work. But it doesn’t take long before someone who is passing by that can view my work from a distance will say “I’d put a level on that if I were you”.
How foolish it would be for me to ignore such a wise suggestion. Yet when a brother comes along and suggests that I line my actions up with scripture I can get all defensive and prideful.
I know we are no longer under the law but if we live our lives as if there were no law that would be like building a house without a tape measure or level. The Psalmist tells us that the law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul, other translations say reviving or refreshing.
For me to ignore the law of the Lord would be like someone testing my work with the right tools of the trade and showing me that it’s not level or plumb or the size is wrong and just ignoring the facts.
The Psalmist goes on to ask of the Lord to “Cleanse me from secret faults” and to “Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins, Let them not have dominion over me.” Ending with a desire,
|“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer”.
So before we journey to far, let us make sure we have the right tools in the box and may it never be said of us “That guy must work for By Eye Construction”. Rob Russomano is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves full-time at America’s Keswick. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: Because of Jesus the sin we cannot forget God does not remember. —Tullian Tchividjian
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: But as for me, I will walk in my integrity;
Redeem me and be merciful to me. Psalm 26:11