Words to live by

By Chris Blevins - Guest Columnist

Chris Blevins

Since time began there is no shortage of writings sharing ideas about how men and women should live their lives. We have works from philosophers, philanthropists and everyone in between. Some offer good advice and some, well, I will be nice.

Another source for instructions on how we should live our lives is the entertainment industry. How did we ever make it through a day without actors, actresses and singers telling us how we should think, feel and act? Again, I will be nice.

Then we have the government. The Bible teaches us in Romans Chapter 13 that we should be subject to those who have authority over us, which is a reference to government. There are many laws that have been enacted by the United States of America since our inception. Many of the laws are good, many are indifferent and many directly violate the Word of God.

So now the conundrum: What do we do when man’s law directly violates God’s law? It can be confusing at best. However, the answer can be found in the Bible in St. Matthew 4:4 when Jesus said “ But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

No, life isn’t as simple as this article seems to make it out to be. We all have different ideas and thoughts regarding some of the Holy Scriptures and we complicate things. But Scripture is simple. So again, life is complicated. God’s love is not. He loves us all unconditionally and if He shows us that love should we not do the same for each other?

The greatest commandment in the Bible is to love God and the second is to love one another as we love ourselves, found in St. Luke 10:27. Want Words to Live By? Let us read God’s Word and remember that we don’t 1ive by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Have a blessed week!

Chris Blevins
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By Chris Blevins

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