"So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Monday, June 25, 2018

***Intention Over Law-Abidingness

        Here is a true story. A landlord replaced the kitchen floor for her tenant who happened to be a lawyer, with nice new tiles. Unfortunately, the foundation of house shifted, resulting in a crack in the new floor. The tenant carelessly walked over the crack in bare feet and had his foot cut on some shards in the crack. The landlord's insurance company took care of his claim and had to pay out $50,000 to settle the case. Yes, the tenant should be compensated for his injury, but to receive that large an amount for a minor injury seemed way out of line. The point I want to make is that following the law is no guarantee that one's intention is pure. The fact that some criminals beat the court with good lawyers is a case in point. Just know that when God judges us, he looks at our intentions, not how well we follow the law.     

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