Faithfully obey these laws. This will show the people of the world your wisdom and insight. When they hear about all these laws, they will say, “What wise and insightful people there are in this great nation!” Deuteronomy 4:6
Can you even imagine the people of the world saying what a wise and insightful people believers are?
I’ve watched the news.
I know what they typically say.
We’re narrow-minded, intolerant, bigoted.
Hypocritical. Uncaring. Judgmental.
And those are the nice things.
We have little or no control over what the rest of the world thinks or says about us.
But, our own thoughts and actions are a different story.
Faithfully obey these laws.
But we’re not under the law.
True, we follow Jesus.
We imitate Him, try to live like He did.
So, what did He do?
He faithfully obeyed these laws.
When asked, He distilled these laws down to two commandments.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
How wise and insightful we would be if we faithfully obeyed those laws.