Bible Study

Romans 1 and the Created Law

There are a lot of moments when Jesus deliberately broke a custom or a traditional teaching just to crack the rock-hard hearts of the religious people. Most of His healing was on the Sabbath, which was a deliberate effort to snap people out of their religion and into real life.

I was really good at breaking customs when I was working cross-culturally, because I could just do what was normal for me and shake a custom. What has become more difficult is to shake customs in my home-culture, because those truly call for a Spirit-led action.

At the same time, seeking Jesus in daily life breaks Evansville cultural rules like:

  • fear of poor people
  • fear of “those black people”
  • drive to be better than others
  • drive to apathy and cynicism

I know I just said drive to apathy, but the struggle is real.

Break out of your culture and look and see what Jesus may be leading you to that doesn’t fit with Christian culture but aligns more with His words.

[17] For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

(Romans 1:17 ESV)

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