For in my inner being, I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. (Romans 7:22, 23 NIV)
A blinding light stops us in our tracks and hearing God’s voice clearly, sounds ideal to times we anticipate our next step. Saul’s transformation into Paul, profound as it was, did not leave Paul without struggles. We all get Paul’s- what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if he does what he does not want to do, he’ll agree that the law is good. This inner war has been dealt to every individual. How we respond makes the difference.
My husband declared a day of productivity over our family. We’ve been decluttering our basement, I definitely sprang into action. As I was in and out of my vehicle, seatbelt warnings sounded every time. At one point, I just wanted the dinging to stop without my seatbelt buckled. Going forward with this thought, I would be breaking a law. Not only breaking law, taking my safety into my own hands.
We are not likely to have blinding lights capture our attention. Hearing God’s directions take time. We have to calm and still ourselves from swirls of surrounding noise. Study God’s Word to know God’s laws- learn to discern between good and evil. Law of sin is easy enough, we’re one action away from stepping into satan’s web. It takes effort to come into alignment with God’s law. We move against strong forces of political correctness- justifying sin.
Once Biblical Truth is grasped, warning sounds separate us from sin. Jesus’s provision sets us apart, developing into His likeness. We live in this world, yet, we are not part of this world. Sometimes a lonely path, satan likes to taunt. Yet, Jesus Christ is always with us, by way of the Holy Spirit. Abiding God’s law, a hedge of protection goes before us and becomes our rear guard. Well protected in this waging war for our soul. Don’t let the devil win. God’s laws are for our good.