What the Law Could Not Do


Law

From the Book of Galatians, Chapter 3, Verses 23-27

Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.  So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.                       (New International Version)

Until the time when we were mature enough to respond freely in faith to the living God, we were carefully surrounded and protected by the Mosaic law. The law was like those Greek tutors, with which you are familiar, who escort children to school and protect them from danger or distraction, making sure the children will really get to the place they set out for. But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe—Christ’s life, the fulfillment of God’s original promise.   (The Message)

Where are you right now?

Before Jesus’ earthly life, death and resurrection, the Mosaic law was ordained by God to guide His people, reveal His character and expose our sin.  When God the Son entered space and time, He did everything that the law set out to do (fulfillment) PLUS something the law could never do.  Do you know what makes Jesus greater than the law?

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