Saturday, January 21, 2017

The law saves?

The Law does not save us in the legal sense (for we could not and cannot perfectly keep it, and never will).

But it absolutely *saves us in the practical sense by giving us clear direction on how to operate to the maximum of our capacity and design and fully participate in the purpose we were created for. Without clear direction we are a rudderless ship, tossed in the storms of life and our fickle emotions, ready to be cast onto the rocks.

The law is only a problem for us legally (which only Christ can and did address) but not practically.

Practically it delivers us from mediocrity and gives direction in the pursuit of excellence to the glory of God.

Legally it's impossible to fulfill.

Our problem is not the law but complete trust in the law giver;

It is his provision that fulfilled the legal obligation to it and deliverance from suffering the just consequences for violating it (legal).

And 

Giving us clear guidance on how to best live according to his will and our design (practical).

"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the SpiritRom 8:1-4

Psalm 119

* not directly but as a means or vehicle by which God guides and directs us. 

For more discussion on the meaning of "according to the Spirit"and related terms or phrases click here



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