The bible is not a book that tells us what to do and not do. It is a guide that tells us how we should live. Today a lot of people look at Christians and think that we are all about what is right and wrong and how living a certain way is not of God, etc. Well I want to let you know that the Bible is only about us having a one on one relationship with God and treating the people around us with love. The old testament has a lot of things that we should and should not do but we no longer need to set our attention on those things as long as we focus on the teachings of Jesus.
When Jesus was here his whole ministry was about us being able to have that relationship with Him and that if we follow and believe in him then we are no longer men and women, but we are children of God. When we fully realize what that means we can move in the spirit of God and begin to heal ourselves and those around us.
The world and the enemy puts distractions in place to keep us so busy that we forget to focus on God and we miss out on all that God has for us. All those bills, car repairs, angry people that we come in contact with are what keeps us at a distance from God by making us think more on our problems and responsibilities then on what God has for us and what he will do for us. The world makes us believe in things that are not of God by bombarding us with ads that cause us to think about the world in a black and white sense. This causes us to miss out on the blessings that are before us.
When we see someone that is homeless, looks like a gang member. or is on drugs we should not steer away. Instead we should approach them in Love as Jesus would have done, because we can not know what that person is going through or what lead them to the place they are in. They are the ones that Jesus tells us that we should be reaching out to and sharing the Good News of what he did for us and how he is available to them. The enemy would have them believe that what ever put them in that situation is bad or wrong and that can keep them from God and what he is capable of. Never tell someone what they are doing is wrong or not Godly but instead show them what Jesus says about how we are to treat each other in Love and without judgement.
One thing that God has shown me this year is that no matter how smart we think we are, how good we think we are, or how right we think we are, that we as humans do not know Gods way and that we can not begin to imagine what is right or wrong and that we should not think on these things that cause us to judge others. As the Bible says in Mathew 7;3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Just because man makes laws and says a thing, does not make it of God, so please when you have thoughts of what another is doing then please take a look at yourself and think, what do i do unknowingly that God does not agree with. None on earth can know what is good for another or even themselves but we can be there for each other as a help to get through it all. 1 Corinthians 1;25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.