“I will not elevate the rules above the relationship.”
At some moments of my life, I’ve used this more as a reminder to myself than just a spouted off truth. i.e.: chanted this under my breath as I wanted to freak out about rules being broken.
We all have heard, “It’s not about the rules, it’s about a relationship”, but honestly, in the body of Christ, most of the time, it is about the rules. Whether we admit it or not. Danny Silk says, just watch what happens when the rules are broken. True that, sir!
Maintaining relationship through broken rules and broken hearts is difficult but not impossible! Our Daddy God gave us His example through the restorative power of Jesus and the Cross.
Adam and Eve broke the rules but the Lord CHOSE them, chose US – over the rules He had set in place. And made a way around the rules!