Of Oreos and an Inside-Out Faith (The Cale Clarke Show)

Cracking Open the Oreo of Life

Like the ritual of savoring an Oreo, from its creamy center to its crunchy exterior, Jesus invites us to live our lives from the inside out. Drawing parallels with Matthew 5, where Jesus emphasizes not abolishing but fulfilling the law, we’re nudged to consider the richness of our interior life and its outward expressions.

The Law: A Blueprint for Flourishing

Looking at the essence of the law through Deuteronomy’s wisdom and the Sermon on the Mount, Cale Clarke unfolds the divine blueprint for our lives. The law isn’t a set of restrictive rules but a guide to flourishing, crafted by the Creator who knows us best. It’s a call to internal transformation, leading to external radiance—a journey from the inside out. 🌱

Guardians of Memory and Mission

Echoing Moses’ exhortation, we’re reminded to diligently guard the treasures of our faith, passing them down through generations. In a culture often at odds with these values, revisiting and recommitting to our foundational beliefs is not just beneficial but essential.

Jesus: The Fulfiller of the Law

As Jesus stands firm against accusations of lawbreaking, He clarifies His mission: not to discard the law but to bring it to completion. This fulfillment is not in the abolishment but in the deepening—inviting us to a righteousness that surpasses even that of the most devout Pharisees. 🕊️

A New Moses for a New Covenant

Matthew’s Gospel ingeniously parallels Jesus’ teachings with Moses’, pointing to Jesus as the new Moses who delivers not stone tablets, but the living law of love. Through five discourses, Jesus doesn’t abolish but transcends the law, offering interpretations that penetrate to the heart of human existence.

The Inner Battle and the Beatitudes

Bringing to light the interior battles against sins like lust, Jesus shifts the focus from external adherence to internal alignment. The Sermon on the Mount reveals that the true battleground is within our hearts, where the seeds of actions take root.

Saints in the Making

You’re invited to live your faith from the inside out, aligning your heart with God’s law to truly flourish. This Lent, may we be inspired to crack open our own life’s “Oreo,” discovering the sweetness of a life lived in full alignment with God’s divine plan, one creamy, crunchy layer at a time. 🙏🍪✨

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Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.