I have been musing on the differences between the OT and NT and wondering...what should we be doing about all the OT laws...since we are free from them, but in the end, they are great ways to live? I mean---if you live by the nutrition laws...it can't hurt, and the TEN Commandments...for sure, we don't want to disregard them! So, while I have been reading in Deut. lately...I have been reading in 2 Cor. Great combo by the way! So, I found a great nugget!!!
6(this is referring to Jesus) who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
So, Jesus brought us the new covenant---fulfilled the old. But, in whatever we do we need to be ministers of the Spirit not the letter. I find that I get so "soap boxed" about my convictions and I want to explain them all. Today, I felt impressed by the Lord to let His Spirit speak in my quietness. For after all, if I have a truth in the Spirit with my convictions...and not just a letter conviction...the Spirit will give life and it will spill out of me.
As I write, I understand what I am trying to say, but does it make sense to the reader??? I really hope it does...but only the Spirit of God can really get these things across, right?!