31“while God’s people, who were seeking a law that would put them right with God, did not find it.
32 And why not? Because they did not depend on faith but on what they did. And so they stumbled over the “stumbling stone””
In life many times we follow a ‘monotonous-chain-monotonous-chain-monotonous-chain…’ of things. And we do everything so instantaneously because we have got so much used to the system. But the danger involved is that with time we forget the ‘need/cause’ of the ‘things’ we are doing in life. We don’t understand, ‘why we are doing ‘this’?’
The life of some of us are this way:
Every morning we wake up and pray because that is what we have taught ourselves. Every Sunday we make a journey to Church since we are christians and we ought to be there(Rest of the day we can do what we want)! Some people may attend an extra service as well because the church they attend is holding it. We read a Psalm a day since we are supposed to read bible as Christians!
Does these things create any meaning?? Does it add any fruit in your life?
No! Because we don’t realize the meaning of our actions!
This is the same thing that happened to Israelites. They were pursuing the law but they couldn’t find it because they did not pursue it by faith! They were holding to what they ‘did’ more than faith in God. Faith is an important factor in all the above factors.
We should have faith in God and we should long to be in His presence and that should drive us to church so that we experience the fellowship with God. We should pray because we have faith that God can answer all our request and that He is mighty! We should read bible because we have faith that the word of God is true and it has the power to transform our lives!
Let us love God with an open heart and pursue Him in faith…