To know God is to Know Love beyond human reason or capability to understand! To know God is to Know that there is Nothing that can keep you from this Amazing Love, Peace, Mercy and Grace He Alone provides! To Know God Is to Know that while the law showed you the need you had, NO law holds you, keeps you or controls you once you Believe that Christ Alone paid in Full Everything you need to Be God’s Friend!
With this in mind – lets look at God’s Algebra!
No Law = No Trespass = No Jesus!
Why the law?
What “reigns” now?
“The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 5:20-21
The law according to this passage and many more has a very definite job or task- to bring guilt, shame and condemnation. In other words the law shows us our need.
BUT- if we hang onto the law we also hang onto the guilt, shame and condemnation that brought us to Christ in the first place!
Am I saying that the law is bad? NO! Because just like Paul said if I wouldn’t have known or had the law I wouldn’t have known or understood my need for the One that would take me out from under the law = Jesus!
Jesus met and exceeded the need for a sacrifice for the sins of the world AND He brought us from death to life AND He created righteousness for you and me so that we could be forever righteous from the moment we accept Him.
So here is a second formula:
Know the law = Know the trespass = Discover Jesus which will (subtract) – guilt, shame, condemnation, law and misery!
His yoke is easy and His burden is light- you can accept a heavier burden but you will only die tired!
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