From my reading in Acts 7:22-43 in the One Year New Testament.
Many people see the Bible and it’s commands as limiting.
They think that those who really try and follow it are stifled and sheltered. But in Stephen’s description of the Old Testament he referred to the commands of scripture in the opposite way.
“Moses was with our ancestors, the assembly of God’s people in the wilderness, when the angel spoke to him at Mount Sinai. And there Moses received life-giving words to pass on to us.” Acts 7:38
The commands of scripture are life-giving.
God designed life to work a certain way and when He commands something it is always for our benefit. Many of the Old Testament Civil and Ceremonial laws were specifically for the Jews and no longer apply to us today but we can still learn about God’s character from them.
The moral laws given in the Old Testament still very much apply today.
God’s commands help us live the life God intended!
I am so grateful that God has given us what he expects in black and white. We don’t have to search for life elsewhere because the answers are found in God’s Word. The Bible is our life source when it comes to understanding God’s purpose for our lives.
Have you been seeking God’s life-giving words regularly?
If not start today!