The law was given to us by God through Moses. What happened with it when Jesus came to earth? He raised the bar. I have always struggled to understand the relationship between the law and salvation.
- Does the law save? Or does Faith?
- What is the consequence of breaking the law under salvation through faith?
- Is the law less important?
We as humans (or at least this human) loves to know the expectations of others. Knowing expectations allows us to predict how others will view us. If I know someones expectations I can make sure they won’t get mad at me. It’s the unknown expectations that get in the way. In every relationship, however, there are unknown expectations. Thats relationships.
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”Romans 5:1-2 NIV
We cannot know the full depth of what God desires of us. The most important thing is relationship. It is only in the context of a relationship with Jesus that we can live according to the law BECAUSE of faith. No one can fulfill the law. Only Jesus did. My focus is not to live in fear of the law, but in love with God.
How does my love for God and my relationship with Him change me? Help me obey the law?
Dear God, you know I get overwhelmed with the law. Worrying about what to do and how to do it and how you feel about me in the process causes me to worry. Help me to see you. Help me to rest in you. Help me to feel your love and continue to get to know you more. Amen.