Wednesday, March 30, 2016

From THE GOSPEL DAILY

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. - Psalm 19:7

Many argue that because of what Christ did, we are no longer under the law, but under God’s grace. This is only partially right; due to what Christ did, we are no longer slaves to sin. The law in Roman’s 6-7 explains this. The Law itself is just and shows us how to live holy lives. Before you contradict this, let me further explain. The law gives us an awareness of sin, without the law, we have no idea what sin is. The minute that we know what the law of God requires, sin in us rebels against it and refuses to obey. Through Christ, we are free from this power of sin, NOT from the Law. Grace does not void the Law, we are still held accountable to the Law's standards. The difference, however, is that we now have the power of God to defeat our rebellious nature and live according to the Law of God. – Commentary by Sarine Thomas