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Monday, March 1, 2021

1-Timothy-1-5-1024x819[1]1 Timothy 1:3-11

Our Interior Law

Part V

We can sometimes trick ourselves into believing that we act in accordance with God’s plan when all the while it is our own plan that subtly moves and guides us. It takes a great deal of honesty to plumb our own motivations.

God says: You and I have been thinking about the law that lives within you and how it governs your life. Do not be afraid to open your heart to a quiet self-inspection so that you might discover if you serve the interior law I have planted within you . . . or if you follow some law you have placed in your own heart. You will know if you act for and in me when you see that your work bears fruit through time. Paul tells you today about my instruction coming from a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith. These are the signs that you live in me and that you are guided by my interior law . . . rather than by some futile or temporal law.

A pure heart – a willingness to intervene with God on behalf of our enemies rather than seek revenge.

A good conscience – a willingness to hope eternally in the goodness of God’s plan rather than our own.

A sincere faith – a willingness to live eternally in God’s time rather than our own.

Let us spend a few minutes with these verses today to reflect on how we bring God’s interior law into our exterior life.

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