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Law gospel

Law-Gospel

Law in short- Old Testament, Gospel- New Testament. This is as far as how these two testaments teach us to live. Before Christ, the law governed us. It was our side of the covenant that Moses made with God for Israel. He would be our God, offer protection and provide while we would obey his instruction. The covenant is an interesting concept because it is not your every day, run of the mill "deal." Throughout the exodus we saw God's people failing to keep their side of the covenant yet God remained faithful. The same is true in today's New Testament word.

Since we belong to Christ, in a sense we are in dept to Him, we should live our lives in His instruction so as to please Him. Try as we might to always live as we should, we fail. We fall into the trap of believing we know what we want out of life and what is beneficial for ourselves. Are we gods to make such a declaration? Contrary, we are the host for sin. For sin is our original nature from which Christ pulled us and so often finds us running to. The law creates a fence to help prevent us from crossing the line of sin and shows us our blemishes which our blind eyes cant see. There is sin, there is law, and there is a perfect God from whom we are cut off from because of the former. So what are we to do? Nothing... God has saved us with his Gospel.. "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus," Rom. 3:23,24 The Gospel of Christ death and resurrection is our salvation. "But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God." Rom. 5:8,9 We are no longer sinners separated from Christ. He has declared us "saints," His children. However, we still have the taste that original sinner who was in us, and we often will go our own way. Christ died for that and despite our rejections and imperfections... "You are mine" (Is 43) Says the Lord!

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