I once read about how a particular insect was enclosed in a container for some times, in an attempt to get freed, it tried so many times to fly out but hit itself against the cover of the container. After a while it gave up trying, not knowing that the cover of the container had been removed.
This same scenario depicts the life of so many Christians. They are so much used to be schooled and guided by the laws and regulations of the old testament that they either don’t know or fail to accept that the Laws no longer have the power to rule them once they accept the life of Christ. See how Apostle Paul put it;
So, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the point: You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God. Romance 7:4
Before the way of faith in Christ was available to us, we were placed under guard by the law. We were kept in protective custody, so to speak, until the way of faith was revealed. And now that the way of faith has come, we no longer need the law as our guardian. Galatians 3:23&25
Beloved, let me ask you the same question Apostle Paul asked the Galatians;
Oh, foolish Galatians(new testament believers)! Who has cast an evil spell on you? For the meaning of Jesus Christ’s death was made as clear to you as if you had seen a picture of his death on the cross. How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?Galatians 2:1&3
I like to emphatically tell you that I honour, respect and use the old testament of the bible and even obey its Laws for it’s expected of a new testament believer to obey them. But the question is how? Romance 3:31.
New testament believers are not to take the Practices (culture, rules, laws) of the old testament rather we are to doggedly run with it’s Principles (being responsible child of God, accountable to God and man, decent , moderate, etc).
Please, tell me, why will you allow the Law, the practices of thou shall put on trousers and thou shall not put on trousers and the likes deny you of that wonderful and spiritual individual as a life partner, why would you allow it rub your romantic relationship of it’s sweetness and happiness, Why are you permitting it to cause friction in your marriage?
I challenge you to embrace grace in its totality.
I celebrate and love you so dearly, and I mean it.