God’s protection through His laws
Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God. And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is. 1 John 3:4-6 God’s laws found from the Word of God were given to keep you from continually living in a life of sin. You can insist on exercising your own freedom not to obey, yet you are taking a great risk that could lead to your destruction. Like the physical law on gravity, you can challenge it by insisting that no harm could happen to you if you step out from a window of a tall building. You are taking a great risk if you will insist on doing your own thing and not follow God’s Word in deciding right from wrong. From the text, God wants you to understand that every time you disobey Him is not simply committing a mistake but points to a rebellious heart. He is the one who instituted moral and spiritual laws found from His Word to help you live the life He gave when you surrendered to Him and trusted Him as your Lord and Savior. They were timeless and they were written to protect you from eventual results because you insisted in following your own ways instead of His. If your goal is to live your life pleasing to God, then you have to be ready in fighting the urge to sin. You have to be willing to sever your cravings from continually violating God’s Word. You will never experience the life that God gave you if you will continue in your own ways. Stop making excuses and take the responsibility for your own life. You are the one that chooses which way to take. You are the one who chooses to act in godly ways or sinful ways. In order to be victorious over sin, you have to commit to your Master for a long haul. Your relationship with Christ is not just a passing encounter but should be an enduring one. When you place your trust in Him for your salvation, God declared you to be righteous because of Christ living in you. His goal is for you to have His image reflected in how you live the new life. If you choose to follow God, you have to abide in Him and His Word. This is what Jesus told His disciples before He face His death on the cross. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).