Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love the law.
In my flesh, I don’t like being corrected, I don’t like not being able to watch gruesome, horror, violence filled, lusty scene movies with profanity, I don’t like having to wake up fairly early to go to church, I don’t like holding my tongue when I’m upset especially on the basketball court when tensions can really pop off. I don’t like not being able to get drunk when I want. The list can go on of things we don’t like and these all fall under the law God has laid out for us.
But, there is no greater comfort in all my life than that of the Holy Spirit inside me. The verse says “Great peace have they which love the law”. I don’t remember actually the time I tried to stop doing the things I mentioned above and to be honest I’m human and some things happen here an there but the message here is “great peace” that is achieved by recognizing and embracing conviction.
A new movie comes out, the trailer clearly says it’s filled with a bunch of stuff you live for in a movie but wouldn’t exactly picture Jesus sitting down and watching. My flesh, awe man!!! I want to see this. My spirit, you don’t need that bouncing around in your mind. The great peace is that I know I have the spirit inside me by the feeling I get when my faith is being compromised. I like to call it “getting stretched”
If you’re a believer, you have this spirit and it is going to stretch you into the person God wants you to be. I’m not saying what or what you should or shouldn’t do. The great peace spoken here is given to us by the holy spirit and he convicts us individually when a law is on the verge of being broken. The bible says Jesus will write the law in our hearts.
I find a greater love and peace knowing that the holy spirit sent by God is inside me helping me make decisions than any feeling I get of missing out on something that doesn’t benefit my walk in Christ.
How are you responding? That’s the bottom line. You either allow God to stretch you into the person he want you to be through the great peace of obedience or you make your own God with your own laws.