Rice and beans. Vacation and beach. Pelé and soccer. Politics and pizza./1 Some pairs are so natural to us that, when we mention one, we soon think of the other.
Keep my commands so that you may live,
and obey my instruction as your most prized possession.
Proverbs 7:2 NET
In Scripture, a natural, or spiritual, pair is commandment and life. Not only in the Old Testament, but also in the New, in John 12:50.
To us, a commandment is an unwelcome restriction. To God, the commandment brings life, for it protects us from evil and guides us in the way of righteousness.
Let us love God’s commandments for this.
1/ Brazilians says that political corruption investigations never result in convictions, only in pizza. We remind the reader that the English devotionals are translated from the Portuguese.