Unlimited: Faith Establishes the Law of God
Jan 22, 2020 923
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law (Romans 3:31, KJV).
When the believer is adopted into the Lord’s family, his relationship to old Adam and the law ceases at once; then he is under a new rule, and a new covenant. Believer, you are God’s child; it is your first duty to obey your heavenly Father….
Does he instruct his people to love one another? Do it, not because the law says, “Love your neighbour,” but because Jesus says, “If you love me, keep my commandments;” and this is the commandment that he has given unto you, “that you love one another.”
Are you told to give to the poor? Do it, not because charity is a burden that you dare not shirk, but because Jesus teaches, “Give to those who are needy.”
Does the Bible say, “Love God with all your heart”? Look at the commandment and reply, “Ah! That’s a commandment! Jesus fulfilled all the commandments on the Cross. I have no need, therefore, to fulfil this or any other commandment in order to be saved, but I rejoice to love God because he is my Father and Redeemer now and I belong to him.”
May the Holy Ghost make your heart obedient to the constraining power of Christ’s love… Grace is the mother and nurse of holiness, and not the defender of sin.
– Charles Spurgeon (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: God always associates obedience with love and strength. But in our society, obedience is typically seen as a sign of weakness and subservience. How has your culture impacted your understanding of obedience in terms of your spiritual life?