Chantelle asked me:
Do you think we should still follow the mosaic laws as a general guide to life (but not getting too ‘religious’ in sticking to them if the Holy Spirit tells us to do something different)?
I would like to answer this questions on the points that she sent me.
GOD gives us things to eat and not to eat. Yes I believe that we need to follow those guide lines. HE told us not to eat pork. There are a couple of reasons for that.
- Pigs don’t have sweat glands. So all the bacteria that they have stays in there body. When we eat it, it gets in out bodies.
- Our bodies can have a very hard time digesting it.
GOD also told us not to eat some kinds of fish, lobster, crabs, ext. Because they are bottom dwellers eating all the garbage on the ocean floor. So GOD doesn’t want us to fill our bodies with those things that will hurt us. Now if you want to eat these things, that is up to you and GOD. I think that according to the Word of GOD that we need to eat those things that HE tells us to eat.
- Dressing Modestly
Yes I think we need to dress modest. In 1 Timothy 2:9 it says: in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, (KNVJ) Now can put there hair up, wear make up, and wear jewelry? Yes they can. But don’t wear soo much that it is gouty. But girls do need to be carful how they wear there dress/skirts. I do believe that they should come below the knee when they sit down. Also to make sure that the tops that they wear don’t show there chest when they stand up or lean over. There are alot of way to layer so that that doesn’t show. For boys, yes they need to be modest too. They need to make sure that there underwear is not showing. It pleases GOD when we wear things that are modest.
- Led by the SPIRIT
Yes we need to be lead by the SPIRIT. Romans 8 is one of the best chapter of the Bible that talks about that. We need to let GOD lead us. We hear HIS voice by spending time with HIM, reading HIS Word, praying and listening to HIM. When we are lead by HIM, HE can protect us and so much more. So yes being lead by the SPIRIT is one of the best things we can do.
- Happier if you follow stricter ‘rules’
When you follow and obey GOD you are going to be happy.
- Don’t go to ‘religious’ if the HOLY SPIRIT tells us different.
The HOLY SPIRIT will not tell us to do something different then that is in the Bible. If HE did that then HE would disobey and defile GOD. So HE will not tells us to do things that are not according to the Word of GOD.
- As for the rest of the Mosaic laws.
In Mark 12:30-31 says: 30) And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31) And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (NKJV) You will be going the rest if you follow these laws that JESUS laid before us.
If you have any questions about this or anything else, then please let me know. I will get back with you as soon as possible.