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THE LAW OF MOSES
When the Bible speaks of “the law,” it refers to the rules God gave to Moses,
beginning in Exodus 20 with the Ten Commandments.
God’s Law explained His requirements for a holy people and included three categories: civil, ceremonial, and moral laws.
The Law also clearly demonstrated that no human being could purify himself enough to please God.
We would need a savior (Jesus) for that.
By New Testament times, the religious leaders had hijacked the Law and added to it their own rules and traditions (Mark 7:7–9).
While the Law itself was good, it was weak in that it lacked the power to change a sinful heart (Romans 8:3).
Keeping the Law, as interpreted by the Pharisees, had become an oppressive and overwhelming burden (Luke 11:46).
More on this can be found here.
But then came grace. God extended His favor to us. Grace is what saves us (Ephesians 2:8). Grace is the essence of the gospel (Acts 20:24). Grace gives us victory over sin (James 4:6). Grace gives us “eternal encouragement and good hope” (2 Thessalonians 2:16). Paul repeatedly identified grace as the basis of his calling as an apostle (Romans 15:15; 1 Corinthians 3:10; Ephesians 3:2, 7). Jesus Christ is the embodiment of grace, coupled with truth (John 1:14).
The Bible repeatedly calls grace a “gift” (e.g., Ephesians 4:7). This is an important analogy because it teaches us some key things about grace:
• Grace justifies us before a holy God (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 1:6; Titus 3:7).
• Grace provides us access to God to communicate and fellowship with Him (Ephesians 1:6; Hebrews 4:16).
• Grace wins for us a new relationship of intimacy with God (Exodus 33:17).
• Grace disciplines and trains us to live in a way that honors God (Titus 2:11–14; 2 Corinthians 8:7).
• Grace grants us immeasurable spiritual riches (Proverbs 10:22; Ephesians 2:7).
• Grace helps us in our every need (Hebrews 4:16).
• Grace is the reason behind our every deliverance (Psalm 44:3–8; Hebrews 4:16).
• Grace preserves us and comforts, encourages, and strengthens us (2 Corinthians 13:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17; 2 Timothy 2:1).
Grace is actively and continually working in the lives of God’s people. Paul credited the success of his ministry not to his own substantial labors but to “the grace of God that was with me” (1 Corinthians 15:10). Grace is the ongoing, benevolent act of God working in us, without which we can do nothing (John 15:5). Grace is greater than our sin (Romans 5:20), more abundant than we expect (1 Timothy 1:14), and too wonderful for words (2 Corinthians 9:15).
As the recipients of God’s grace, Christians are to be gracious to others. Grace is given to us to serve others and to exercise our spiritual gifts for the building up of the church (Romans 12:6; Ephesians 3:2, 7; 4:7; 1 Peter 4:10).
Under the Law of Moses, there were so many rules and penalties,
people automatically became sinners.
Today, there are many people
who do not know of the fact that since Jesus
we are given Grace,
and we are released from the restrictive and condemning Mosaic Law.
This verse is telling us that if we are under the time of Grace (since the death of Jesus), then we are released from sin which mastered us because of the Law of Moses.
The Law of Moses was based upon the 'works' we did and we would get rewarded because of these.
Grace (since the death of Jesus) is not this way.
you also were made to die to the Law
through the body of Christ,
so that you might be joined to another,
to Him who was raised from the dead,
in order that we might bear fruit for God.
For while we were in the flesh,
the sinful passions,
which were aroused by the Law,
were at work in the members of our body
to bear fruit for death.
"Die to the Law" which means we are not to take note of it anymore.
So we could be joined to Jesus,
that we might show God's works.
That the Law of Moses made sins happen.
NOTE: In the book God, Us, and Satan, there are so many more verses and pictures
on this subject.
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