Living Stones

You are an epistle of Christ, . . . written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. – 2 Corinthians 3:3

I’ve seen over the years a number of reports about efforts to remove monuments with the Ten Commandments from public places in the US. Imagine the trials the Judge from Alabama went through. Of course, all of this is regrettable, for the monuments celebrate righteousness, and “righteousness exalts a nation” (Proverbs 14:34). I believe that removing these reminders is a reflection of our crumbling society and it’s moral foundations.

There is one enduring monument to righteousness, however, that cannot be removed: the truth of Christ, written on human hearts by the Spirit of God (2 Corinthians 3:3).

Those who have the law of God written on their hearts love the Lord with all their mind, soul, and strength. They demonstrate this love to the world by showing honor to their parents, faithfulness in their marriage, and integrity in their work. They respect human life and treat all men and women with dignity and honor. They don’t speak evil of anyone, no matter how much evil has been done to them. They are content with God and what He has given them, and they want nothing more. These are the outward signs that God’s law is alive, written on our hearts “by the Spirit of the living God” (v.3).

You and I are living monuments to His grace. We must stand tall. The world is watching.

David Roper

You’re writing a “gospel,” a chapter each day,
By the deeds that you do, by the words that you say;
Men read what you write, whether faithless or true,
Say, what is the “gospel” according to you?


God’s laws engraved on our hearts can never be removed from the public arena.

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