Sunday, November 18, 2007

Grace in the Law

This morning in the message, I referred to the law as something good that God gave to the Israelites. It was actually grace to those who received it.
Deuteronomy 10:12-13 "And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?"
Isn't this God's grace? God gave the law for people's good, not to beat people down. And yet this verse also certainly makes the point that God is the master not the commandments and statutes.

I pray that God helps OBC grow in understanding that a right relationship with God comes through Jesus Christ, not relentless rule-keeping!