The popular saying, “Rules were made to be broken…” speaks to the state of mind wherein the rebellious nature of sin springs forth. We witness this behavior literally within almost every sector of society, from the least to the greatest. It breeds selfish acts without taking the subsequent consequences into consideration. It is an attitude which gives no regard to how others within our inner social circles or the macro-community at large will be affected by those decisions to ‘bend the rules.’ This blatant disregard for order will often lead to a path of destruction if not corrected immediately upon being exposed.
Although we are no longer bound under the Law of the Old Testament, its purposes are eternal. Jesus said the first and greatest of all commandments was/is to “…love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind…” (Matt. 22:37,38). Then He follows this with, “And the second is like unto it, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets…” (vv. 39,40). If we were to follow these two ‘rules’ of thumb for approaching and relating to others, then order can be maintained. However, if we continue to live selfishly, we will continue to see chaos increase within the world around us…#thinkonthesethings