Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Bethany Bullet - Week of June 19, 2016

  1. What is the purpose of the law?
  2. What is the result of faith?
  3. What does faith cling to (or rest on)?

St Paul states that, "We are held as prisoners by the law, locked up…" so to speak.

The law of which Paul speaks is the "moral law" that which is written on our hearts.  That law, like its giver, calls for perfection and holiness; for God's demands are in concert with His character and harmony with His nature.  This when we look at the law, we see in ourselves that which Isaiah saw in his vision and can only say, "Woe are we!"  The law condemns us and there is no escaping, of our own...yet, those who trust in Jesus, who have been washed in baptism, they are clothed in Christ; and though they see only their own sin when they look into the mirror of the law, on account of His grace through faith God sees only Christ's perfection and holiness when He looks at them.

-Pastor Kevin Kritzer


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