Every time I read about “The Law”, I am overwhelmed by it. It is so much to know and remember. It makes me realize how as humans of “The Fall” we are so far from what we were created to be. Then I remember the grace and mercy of Jesus’ sacrifice that saved me from The Law and brought me to a new covenant, a better covenant.
“But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.” Hebrews 8:6
Praise you Lord for the grace and mercy that You brought to us through the Cross. Now we have a new covenant; a better covenant; one of freedom from rules and rituals. Blessed are we!
Kathleen (guest on 66 Books)
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3 responses to “Numbers 5; Psalms 39; Song of Solomon 3; Hebrews 3”
Sometimes when I think about the Law I think about the mores, rules, and unspoken expectations of family in which we are raised. Parents began teaching their children how to walk the ‘Hebrew’ path just as our parents taught us our culture of right and wrong. Perhaps a lot of the anxiety in our society today comes from the fear of never measuring up. At least, it seems to me that some of the most happy people today are those who don’t care about getting everything right. Even as Christians, we tend to get caught up in performance based living rather than humble dependence on our merciful Savior, Jesus Christ. At least, that is when I get overwhelmed! Thanks for your comments on this thought provoking topic.
Sometimes, when I am am quiet enough, it actually sort of stuns me that Christ loves me as I am, not as I should be. This new covenant life is one in which I can spend a lifetime wondering at that kind of love. Thanks for the post and preceding comment.
and praise God for the grace of the New Covenant! As I read the Numbers passage, all I could think was, “Thank God for grace!!”