Updated: Apr 15, 2022
Why is it important to refine our faith? Perhaps a better place to start is this:
~What does your faith mean to you?
~Why is faith important in your life?
~Who is God to you?
~Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus?
If you don't have answers to all of these questions, that is okay. I hope to lead you in recognizing truth by not only knowing Scripture but living it out every single day. Our faith and hope is strengthened when we are grounded in the Word of God. Let's build a solid foundation together that is supported through the refining process.
Moses had a very distinct God-given purpose. He was not perfect by any means. He may not have felt qualified for the position, yet he still obeyed. God delivered the Ten Commandments through Moses. While Moses's law is still relevant, it was made complete through the new covenant through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In Mathew 5:17, Jesus tells us, "do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." Our moral code of commandments presented and elaborated on by Jesus in the New Testament still stands, but if we only lived to follow the rules, we would be missing out on the grace and love that Jesus came to offer.
He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands." - Mathew 22:37-40.
While justice was highlighted through the law Moses presented, Jesus showcased love, mercy, and forgiveness. God's character is shown through both the commandments and then tangibly in the person Jesus was and is.
Simply put, we need more than just the commandments to know the full spectrum of who God is and what He has for each one of us. We need the grace and truth that was made complete in Jesus to understand the fullness of God.
Have you experienced the grace and truth that Jesus has to offer?
**Refined definitions sourced from Oxford Languages