A guy named David wrote a song saying
You Have Given Me Life
Who was he talking about?
What’s a precept? Have you ever heard of precepts? They’re general rules for life. And in the context of your relationship with your Creator, they’re the only rules that matter. When God says do something or don’t do something, it isn’t because He just enjoys making up rules to see if you can keep them. He knows you can…but mostly don’t. Still, He cares about your health and well-being and your life. And He knows, better than you or me, how to live the healthiest, strongest life. That’s why David wrote: “I will never forget your precepts, for by them You have given me life.”
Think about professional sports. They all have rules. Right? But why? The rules aren’t designed to take all the fun out of the game. They’re necessary so each player knows what’s fair and acceptable. And the rules tend to keep players safer. Without rules for a game, it quickly becomes a free-for-all and nobody enjoys paying good money to watch that. (do they?)
Even though sports have rules, you’ll probably never hear about a player writing a song to his coach saying you have given me life.
David understood that God created Him. He understood that his Creator knows more about us than we know about ourselves. And if your Creator says A,B,C and 1,2,3 are the healthiest, safest ways to live, it’s a good idea to pay attention. A world of no precepts, no general rules for life, quickly becomes that aforementioned free-for-all. In fact, you can see evidence of this downward slide in all parts of the world right now. Each passing day more and more people want nothing to do with the one, true, living, loving God of creation. And each passing day the world becomes more and more
unpleasant dangerous to live in.
A guy named Mike has been taking issue with my Christian faith on my Facebook page. He’s an example of what I’m talking about. The very people who preach tolerance and diversity are almost always the ones who love to pick fights with (and attempt to ridicule) Christians. Why? Because we dare say there’s a God of creation. And we dare to pray to God and say things like – you have given me life. How dare we say that…especially in a public place where it can offend so many? Simple…
P.S. Your support for my Words and Music means the world to me. Please share them with others. Here’s how…
Discover my ebooks on Amazon.com or Smashwords
Subscribe to my Podcast
Connect with me on LinkedIn
Circle me on Google +
Follow me on Twitter
Watch my videos on YouTube
Find me on Facebook
Or use the social media links below