Wednesday 25 June 2014
Hello Friends! I have a new card to share with you that I've created for the Word Art Wednesday challenge. Do come join us, the word art is free and the challenge is always anything goes!
This verse is amazing in that once you are set free from your sin, through the Lord Jesus then you are made free from the law of sin and death.
The context of this passage is to the Galatians who were struggling with going back to the observance of the Old Testament laws and commandments. Christ Jesus has made a New Testament/ Covenant through His blood, and we are no longer under the law (any part of it!) It is spoken of as the schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, but not to be kept to gain any merit or favour with the Lord. Also not to be kept because we are saved.
Yes we are told in the New Testament what we should do as Christians - followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, but it does not include the laws given to the people of Israel. It's so important to be clear on this because otherwise we can be led away from Christ and our righteousness through him to seeking to do righteousness in the flesh. Jesus paid it ALL for salvation and now we seek to live for him by following his commandments in the New Testament. The old has gone and the new has come, let us rest in Christ alone!
Praying you have a beautiful day!