The gray area in the middle is grace! (Part 1 of 2)
Have you ever tasted revenge? To set out to repay someone for some wrong doing is a difficult task. It puts you on the dark side — literally. To allow revenge to kindle inside of you is to allow hate to be your master.
We use these so-called laws of ours and sit in the seat of judgement to pronounce a verdict for a situation that we don’t fully understand, nor have the authority to pronounce.
God allowed laws for one purpose. And can you guess that purpose? Order? Nope. For people to know right from wrong? Wrong again. To communicate with his people? That’s a negatory.
Ready? Here it is: God gave His laws, rules, commandments and the like for the sole purpose of bringing us to Christ. Did you miss it? Remember in the bible (Gal. 3:24) which says the law is our schoolmaster to bring us where?
Why would God use the law this way? The better question is why aren’t we using laws this way today?
You see, if we allow the love God gave us to grow, we would want everyone we touch to come into the knowledge of Him who has called us to glory and virtue.
To get them there, they have to understand that they need Him. Well how will anyone recognize that they need Him? This is only because they recognize themselves as a sinner. And that won’t happen without laws to break. Becoming clearer?
We tend to get caught up in the right and wrong of it and we miss the weightier matter which lies in the middle — the gray area!
This is the area that says maybe. This is the sweet spot where what’s supposed to happen doesn’t and learning occurs. This gray area in the middle is grace.