Before we begin, for the sake of transparency, let me say that I’m from Texas and will always consider myself a proud Texan. Maybe that’s why I can recognize the wisdom of these laws that are still on the books in Texas.
- You can’t put graffiti on someone else’s cow.
- You can’t eat your neighbor’s garbage.
- You can’t carry wire cutters while riding your horse.
- In some places, you need a $5 permit to walk barefooted.
- In El Paso, spittoons are required in churches, hotels, and banks.
For the first 55 years of my life, I lived in Texas. Today, I live in grace. You can actually do both.
God gave the Law. And the principles of that Law still work today. But because of the sacrifice of God’s Son, “You are no longer under the law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14).
Recovery Step: Behaviors have consequences. Addiction has consequences. Relapse has consequences. But thanks to God’s grace, you are no longer bound to your behaviors, addiction, or relapses. Your next move should be to run to God with all that you’ve got.