(From Ps. Shiu)
For this coming Sunday’s study, please go to Youtube, type in BWGI 1-3, and listen to the short introduction:
For Chapter 1 Reading 3, the topic is: The Challenge to the Family. The theme of this reading can be subtitled as: Not Rules, but Love (不再是舊的宗教觀念).
This world highlights morality, i.e. Rules. To many the OT is also based on Rules. Some even believe the way to become a good Christian is to obey God’s rules.
But Dr. Eckman says: the way of God’s family is NOT rules, but relationship. Don’t try to build a godly character by following rules, but by building an open and transparent relationship with the Father. Rule-keeping can never build a relationship with God.
Christ has given us free access to the Father. Stay in this freedom and pursue a relationship with the Father. Godly character is the by-product of such relationship. Don’t live under the slavery of rules anymore.