Monday, April 20, 2015

The Law

Psalm 44:5
Only by your power can we push back our enemies;
only in your name can we trample our foes.
Psalm 44:5

Romans 1:16 (NIV)
I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Romans 1:16 (NIV)

Exodus 20:20
"Don't be afraid," Moses answered them, "for God has come to you in this way to test you, and so that your fear of him will keep you from sinning!"

Wow, Lord, you spoke directly to all the Israelites to give them the 10 Commandments/the law. This didn't seem to keep them from sinning for long. It doesn't for me either. But the reason you gave us the law was to point us to Jesus and to show us our need for him.

The law can never keep me from sinning. Only my love for Jesus and gratefulness for what he did for me can do that.

Romans 3:19-20
Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.

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