“The principle of good and evil is to live according to what is right or what is wrong. Before Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit their right and wrong were in God’s hand. If they did not live before God they knew nothing at all, for their right and wrong actually were in God.

By taking the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they found a source of right and wrong in [someone or something] other than God Himself. Consequently, after the fall men need not find in God the sense of right and wrong. They have it in themselves. This is the result of the fall. The work of redemption is to bring us back to the place where we will now find our right and wrong in God.” – Watchman Nee, Spiritual Authority P.21

This is an amazing passage. When we say things like, “We are not under law, we are under grace” people often respond, but we need the Law or the Ten Commandments as a guide to live a holy and sanctified life. However, that idea totally neglects the working of the Holy Spirit. People also respond with, if we(believers) don’t have some kind of “moral code or law” then people(believers) will be free to sin. This too is based on false assumption that freedom of choice = choice for sin, and that believers are exactly the same after as before the trusted in Christ Jesus and our desire to sin is still stronger than our desire to live righteously. We fail to grasp that where we once were under the law, we are now under grace. What the law couldn’t do because of the weakness of our flesh, Grace has done.

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,  training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,” – Titus 2:11-12

The biggest problem is that, we don’t have some type of list to rely on. But that’s the beauty of it, we have to completely rely on the Spirit of Christ. We have to be lead by His Spirit, which can only be done by His sheep because it’s His sheep that hear His voice and follow Him.

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About ChrisEsparza

I'm a dude that loves Jesus. I like to write about Jesus. I like to play drums to Jesus. I am married to Stefanie Elaine Esparza and we have a little boy named Jason Christopher and beautiful baby girl named Hannah Grace. I am also the youth pastor at Living Waters Church in Grand Prairie, Texas. View all posts by ChrisEsparza

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