Rules Are Made to be Broken

 December 5, 2017

Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”
John 2:19 NKJV

“Rules are made to be broken. Go against the grain.”

Rules can hinder creativity and even progress. So breaking the occasional rule isn’t seen as “bad” in regards to servicing those efforts of progress. It doesn’t necessarily mean that any or all rules should be broken for the sake of doing it. Some rules are more of  a suggestion or counter-action to pre-existing poor behavior.

Jesus simply put, rubbed the Romans the wrong way. First breaking their rules by his pure existence and having followers believe he was the Christ. But when standing in front of Pilot, the crowd insisted that Jesus be crucified. So he granted them their wishes.

But on the third day after His crucifixion, the stone was rolled away and Jesus resurrected from the grave. Thereby breaking some rules. The rule that the Romans had made about the cross saying that it is to represent death. But Jesus’ resurrection broke that rule and proved that the cross will represent new life. The rule that the Romans had made about the cross having a meaning of bondage and restraint. Jesus broke that rule with his resurrection stating that the cross now represents victory over death, hell and the grave.

This doesn’t give us permission to simply break rules as we want, obviously. However Jesus though not viewed as a “rule-breaker”, has overcome all things. Put your trust in Him. Put your life in His hands. He has a plan for your life.

Michael W. Mays, CST