Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
I still get offended. Does that mean I don’t love your law? I think I do, but my peace cannot be a great peace if I lose it for any reason. This verse says nothing shall offend. So what is wrong here?
Last week I had a dream where I felt like I was at risk. The circumstances of the dream are important, the take away was being at risk. I consulted my accountability partner. He doesn’t put much weight in dreams. OK, I respect that. If there is something there God will speak to my situation again, He is a patient God.
Yesterday I justified sin because I was choosing to do what I thought was right for another person. You cannot justify sin for anyone. That is a “God I love your law” opportunity which I failed.
That night I saw a brother in the Lord doing exactly what I have been practicing to avoid. I tried to move him off point and was shut down for it. In this I was offended. Now I have to deal with my anger at this offense. But who is at fault here? Me first, I knew I did wrong and did not heed God’s warning of being at risk.
Matthew 7:3-5 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
If I love the Word, then I must love all the Word, and do what it says.
Authority comes from obedience not knowledge.