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Part 1: Getting from Law to Love

Laws and Commandments

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Last month I had the privilege of leading a couple of Bible studies on a Saturday at the home of some friends. I thought I had two studies. Instead, I had two more studies come out of the first one and this is an expansion on one of them.

The Law of Moses contained in the Old Covenant fits into the realm of what a Jew could earn through performance – obey the Law and be blessed, or disobey the Law and be cursed. Grace belongs in the realm of receiving a free gift – eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. Consequently, law and grace produce different attitudes. Law produces pride and says, “I’m a self-made man. I followed all the rules!” Grace produces humility and says: “Thank You. I never could have done what you did for me.”

You see, the Pharisees, the scribes and the Judaizers only looked at one component of what made the Law – THE LAW. They were obsessed with the commandments, the behavior demanded by the Law. Yet, they had neglected the consequences of breaking the Law, death (Romans 6:23). It’s important to realize that the command itself is not a law.

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Comment from: Pam [Member]
I'm glad you're back and I enjoyed the lesson.

Sorry about the missing leg and the aligators though!;-}

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Comment from: lisab [Visitor]
Bud, I can empathize with the busy-ness. Like Pam, I enjoyed the lesson, too. I never thought of the law as law=commandment + penalty. I just always assumed law=commandment. But it makes sense that something 'else' is needed along with the commandment to make it a law..
Blessings, all!
Permalink 04/28/06 @ 22:01
Comment from: Sumner Koch [Visitor]
The Law of Moses was a curse it delt out nothing but death and it could not give life, and no one every was able to keep it anyway, So god sent His Son to do it for all humanity, ALL of Humanity juast do not know it as of yet, some do and some don't "ALL" WILL, IN DUE TIME, GODS TIME. 1.Tim.2:4.
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