337 Trying to Put God in a Box

“(Jesus said) ‘In the days of Abiathar the high priest, (David) entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions’” (Mark 2:26).

Dear Lord, my previously conceived understanding of Scripture is always being challenged as I read it. And of course I know which one is wrong! Not Your Word. It has been my understanding that Jesus kept the law given to Moses perfectly during His lifetime. He lived “before the cross” and needed to be the perfect lamb before He could be an acceptable sacrifice (Exodus 12:5, 1 Peter 1:19). Many of the things He did – for which He was accused by the religious leaders of breaking the law – were not actually the law You had given but things added through the years, things which worked to prevent people from connecting with You rather than helping them (Luke 11:46).

But this incident doesn’t fit nicely into my neat box! Jesus even says it was forbidden for David to eat that shewbread (Leviticus 24:8,9), yet He used it as an example of how the law is to be interpreted.

Your box needs to be elastic! The depths and truths of My Word are as infinite as I am. Do you think you will get it all sorted out nicely in your lifetime! Just keep on enjoying the journey! My Son did indeed keep the law perfectly, but were His disciples perfect? The overriding element behind the law is grace, not judgment. Many times Jesus needed to extend that grace to His disciples during His walk with them.

You live and move in My grace as much as David and the disciples did. Sanctification is a life time experience. What did you once do that now, with more understanding of My Word, you do not do? And that process will continue until I call you home. Keep that in mind as you relate to others of My children.

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