5See, I have taught you decrees and laws as the LORD my God commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to take possession of it. 6Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.” 7What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him? 8And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?
Deuteronomy 4:5-8


We often fall into the trap of thinking that when we follow God’s pattern for living that those around us think we’re a fool. I don’t deny that’s the case sometimes, but God’s Word says that when we observe God’s laws carefully, it will demonstrate our wisdom and understanding to the people around us. And they will marvel that we have a God who is near to us whenever we pray to Him.


When we follow’s God’s laws, it reflects positively on us and on our God. How cool is that? Of course, it’s dependent on us living the life God wants us to live. If you haven’t been following our series called “Let’s be PC!” go to the Series menu and check it out. It’s an ongoing series about living the life of a Practicing Christian – in other words, doing the things that God has commanded us to do. When we live a life centered around Him, following the pattern for living that He commands, we will be blessed. That doesn’t mean we won’t experience bad things. The rain falls on the just and the unjust. But God will notice (because He’s always with us) and those around us will notice.


Be blessed today to live according to God’s laws!

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