Think about the law!
Posted on October 17, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Freedom Fighters
For sin shall not be a master over you, for you are not under the law but under grace. Romans 6:14
It’s been said that we are under grace, but does that mean we can do whatever we choose? Are we allowed to make our own rules when playing golf? Three mulligans per hole, moving my ball out of every bunker I find, etc. The above verse is taken out of context way too often. God has declared the penalty of sin is death. True grace was the Fathers sacrifice of His only son for us as condemned sinners, unmerited favor we do not deserve, and it is not continuous.
Your righteousness is everlasting righteousness and your Law is true. Psalm 119:142
Whose law is true? Gods law! To be lawless is to be the opposite of the law or to act without regard to the law. Lawlessness, in the Bible, may also be described as Sin or Iniquity.
Lawlessness is the rebellion which is the same as sin.
“We also know that the law is made not for the righteous, but for the lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious. For those who kill their fathers or mothers. For murderers, for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjuries, and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine.” 1 Timothy 1:9-10
When God restates His promise to Abraham.
“Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statues, and My LAWS”! Genesis 26:5
The law was meant to reveal to the people of Israel the sinful nature and their need for a Savior. It is only through Jesus Christ; who said “that I did not come to abolish the law, but to uphold it.” This is important because some people get mixed up thinking that keeping The Law saves people, but the Bible clearly states “Salvation has aways been by faith alone” and the promise of salvation by faith through the Abrahamic Covenant still remains today and forever.
So how do we prove our faith, by keeping His Commandments? NO. The Law doesn’t redeem us, but it does prove that we accept His sacrifice and we are His!
Written by Robert Breault: Robert was blessed to work 8 years in the Keswick Raws kitchen and is now retired, well, almost. He’s a loving husband to Shirley, a wicked stepfather to Shirley’s three “Angels”/children, and a doting Pop-Pop to their two grandchildren, Charlotte and Max. But most important, he is a child of the one true King!
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1