Sin like sand in the wind 

We all tried it. Grab a stick or a rock and write our name in the sand. We also knew that our name would quickly be blown away by the wind  or washed away by the ocean. I mean, if our name would remain permanently, we’d probably think twice about writing our names in dirt. 

John 8:3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought a woman they had caught in bed with a man who was not her husband. They forced her to stand in front of the people.

Joh 8:4 They said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.

Joh 8:5 The Law of Moses commands us to stone to death any such woman. What do you say we should do?”

Joh 8:6 They were saying this to trick Jesus. They wanted to catch him saying something wrong so that they could have a charge against him. But Jesus stooped down and started writing on the ground with his finger.

I always wondered why or what Jesus wrote on the ground and I’m kind of hesitant to do research on it because there are way too many opinions when it comes to open-ended scripture. So far what I have researched concludes to be unclear.  

I remember sitting in the living room watching The Bible Series and paying close attention to the part when Jesus wrote on the ground. I asked God what it meant. 

Sunday, my pastor preached and he mentioned something that he once heard about writing in dirt or sand. 

“It’s like Jesus writes our sin on sand because with one gust of wind, it blows away. It’s no longer there to be mentioned or remembered again”. 

Is that what Jesus meant? Maybe there are other explanations as to what He did but for now I’ll stick to that one. The women was clearly guilty of her sin. Jesus doesn’t answer the Pharisee, He simply knelt and wrote in the ground. He doesn’t have to prove Himself to anyone, He was more concerned with the women’s salvation. 

Sometimes, we want to spend our days accusing and choosing wheather or not someone deserves salvation when we tend to forget that our main concern is to save the lost. 

Our sin has been blown away. The seas of grace washed it without a trace. Receive that forgiveness and stop accusing yourself. Jesus saves and your sin is like sand in the wind. 

The bible didnt make sense to me

Did you ever eat the fat off a piece of meat? Did you ever ask the chef to cook your steak at medium? Do you go a day without brushing your hair? Did you ever trim your hair? Do you work on Sundays?

If you answered yes to any of these, my friend, you broke the law.

I took the time to look at all the laws mentioned in the book of Leviticus and I was uncomfortable. Not because of the laws that I found but because people emphasize on “getting tattoos” more than “Eating a fatty pork chop”. People tend to forget or are extremely ignorant to the fact that those two laws are in the same book. I don’t think that God measured each law in his sin-o-meter and determined that one law was sinful-er than the other.

We should all know that God sees all sin the same but has anyone questioned why people don’t follow the common broken laws like not cursing your mother or father (which was punishable by death)? Like, why aren’t we killing our children for disrespecting us. I mean, it is the law based on Leviticus correct?

James 2:10 – For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all.

So every day of our lives, we remain guilty of sin in the eyes of God. We break these laws all the time. How in the world does one make it to heaven with these heavy set standards. It just doesn’t make sense!
…if you don’t read the bible

 

Romans 10:4- Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

 

Romans 6:14 – For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

 

Romans 7:6 – But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

I remember living under the impression that God literally wanted me to live up to all the laws mentioned in Leviticus. I questioned every day as to how anyone could do such a thing? If we are naturally sinners and we do it every day, how does anyone make it to heaven? HOW? My ignorance to the Word of God made me believe that God was never happy with me. That He was never proud and I questioned how in the world He could love me even an inch. The bible just did not make sense.

I feel bad for all the people who live a “Christian” life under the law. That simply confirms the fact that they don’t read scripture whatsoever. I put my guards up when I see “Christians” emphasize on how bad it is to wear skirts at the altar, size of earrings, amounts of makeup, foods that are unholy, not sitting where sinners sit aka movie theaters, sports events etc. I’m not condoning anything nor am I condemning it. I’m like Paul, I stay away from those little disputes. I don’t need to emphasize on any of it.

Romans 7:22-25- 22 In my mind I am happy with God’s law. 23 But I see another law working in my body. That law makes war against the law that my mind accepts. That other law working in my body is the law of sin, and that law makes me its prisoner. 24 What a miserable person I am! Who will save me from this body that brings me death? 25 I thank God for his salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord!

 

So in my mind I am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful self I am a slave to the law of sin.

 

Thank you Jesus for the Cross. Without You, I will never make it to the Glory in Heaven. You became the ultimate sacrifice for my transgression today and forevermore. It is because of You that I can stand before a Holy God. Your law is perfect! I find no flaw in it but Lord, the flaw abides in me. as I read Leviticus, You remind me that I can’t make it on my own. You remind me of how imperfect I am. Thank You Jesus for the Law and thank You for saving me from it.

I am made righteous by the blood of the lamb. You don’t see me God, You see Christ in me.

They’re not getting the point!

I had a conversation with a friend who is not saved in Christ Jesus but definitely believes in Him. 

She spoke about her experiences at a Pentecostal church and how there was a lady who focused so much on nonsense. 

“Noah’s ark has been located and on it they found baby Jesus’ blanket” 

My friend told me how they tried really hard to convince her that these findings are super true and accurate. The lady put so much passion and emphasis into this ark thing that my friend questioned every single bit of her beliefs. 

I would question it too like, “the flood and baby Jesus are two totally different time frames dear, here is a bible and read it within context por favor”

There are some “Christians” who are not placing their passion on what matters most and are not teaching what NEEDS to be taught. SALVATION! The death on the Cross! God’s love for us. Grace, mercey, forgiveness. Let’s get deeper: righteousness, justification, vindication, being made perfect in front of a living God by the blood shed on Calvary.  Kahhh monnnnn. 

Dear “Christians” ,

When you do it all wrong and miss the point, you push people away from Christ instead of bringing them in. Who’s side are you on?