Restoration comes from a changed heart, not from rules
As we deal with the pain and fear that the Dallas shootings brought upon our country, our first agenda must be that the power of God transform our hearts.
You cannot legalize a changed heart. You cannot put enough laws in place to change hearts!
Pastor Miles explained that his wife cannot put rules in place that guarantee that he will not cheat on her, or that he’ll continue to serve her and love her correctly. It has to come from his heart.
For “there is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear” [1 John 4:18].
That of course doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t get involved in the political process or legislation. It just means that our priority must be to encounter God’s perfect love and experience a changed heart.