Who killed you?
What is the purpose of the killer?
Why should any of this matter?
“Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good to bring about my death, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.” – Romans 7:13
If there is no death there is no new life, but if there is a death ALL things become new.
The law killed you if you are “in Christ” and that’s a very good thing! Without the law killing you, Christ and His process could never take place. That is the purpose of the law- to make us all “utterly sinful” so that we will have the need for Christ and become utterly Grace-Full!!
Why does this matter?
Without a Grace-Full existence in Christ there are several things that cannot happen:
1) You can’t be non-judging of others. You have the standard that you know and keep and that standard is right and everyone else is wrong.
2) You can’t Love without conditions. You see people as there “sin” and your focus is on changing them instead of Loving them.
3) You can’t give God all the glory. Your struggle and your victory is based on your effort to overcome instead of what He did on the cross.
4) You can’t focus on what is important (Love). Your life revolves around things that look important but has no eternal significance.
The law is good at the job that it has but if we are still under the law we need to be saved by Grace through Faith in Jesus Christ.
Here is a simple little contemplative prayer for the day and the week ahead. When God brings this to mind say it to yourself, write it some place where you will see it several times a day and really think on it:
“Am I still under the law or did Jesus Reconcile me to God by Grace through Faith”