Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What Establishes the Law? Faith!

"Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law." (Romans 3: 31)

Many people think that we are doing a disservice to God's law, to His Ten Commandments, when we tell them that Christians are called to a life of faith, and are no longer under law.

Let us once again remind everyone that in Christ, we are no longer under law:

"For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace." (Romans 6:14)

Notice that to be under law, means for sin to have dominion over us. Wow!

Keep in mind, the law is not sin:

"What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet." (Romans 7: 7)

Now, what was the law for? Not to make us holy but rather to show us our need for a Savior:

"Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God." (Romans 3: 19)


"But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster." (Galatians 3: 23-25)

Faith is the fulfillment of the law, that we would see our need for Jesus, and allow Him to live in us:

"Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: 39And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses" (Acts 13: 38-39)

When the Israelites of Jesus' earthly ministry asked him about the works of God, He responded:

"Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." (JOhn 6: 29)

The law points us to Jesus, and all He asks us to do is believe on Him - and thus the law is established, fulfilled in Him (Matthew 5: 17) and for us.

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