July 19, 2018


WAY OF THE MASTER
There has been a lot of debate about the Ten Commandments in recent months. I want to show you what the

purpose for God's Law is. First of all, the Bible says in Psalm 19:7, " The Law of the Lord is pefect converting the

soul." The Law was designed as an evangelistic tool. Jesus used it. So did Paul (Romans 3:19-20) and James

(James 2:10). In Acts 28:23, the Bible tells us that Paul sought to persuade his hearers"...concerning Jesus, both

out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets." The Bible tells us that the Law of Moses is good if it is used

lawfully(1 Timothy 1:8). For what purpose  was God's Law designed? The following verses tell us. " The Law is not

made for a righteous person, but for sinners." (1 Timothy 1:9-10). Paul wrote that he " had not know sin, but by the

law." (Romans 7:7). The Law of God (The Ten Commandments) is evidently the "key of knowledge" that Jesus

mentioned in Luke 11:52. He was speaking to lawyers, those who should have been teaching God's Law so sinners

would receive" the knowledge of sin," and thus recognize their need of the Savior, Jesus Christ. " Now we know that

whatsoever things the law says, it says to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all

the world may become guilty before God." Romans 3:19. The purpose of God's Law is  to stop the mouth; to keep

sinners from justifying themselves by saying, "There are plenty of people worse than me. I'm not a bad person,

really." The Law stops the mouth of justification and leaves, not just the Jews, but the whole world guilty before God.

In Romans 3:20 we read, "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the

law is the knowledge of sin." So, God's Law tells us what sin is. 1 John 3:4 says, "Sin is transgression of the law." In

Galatians 3:24 we learn that God's Law acts as a schoolmaster to bring us to Jesus Christ that we might be justified

through faith in His blood. The Law does'nt help us; it just leaves us helpless. It does'nt justify us; it leaves us guilty

before the judgment bar of a Holy God. Charles Spurgeon, called the Prince of Preachers, stated, "I do not believe

that any man can preach the gospel who does not preach the Law. The Law is the needle, and you cannot draw the

silken thread of the gospel through a man's heart unless you first send the needle of the Law to make way for it."

 

God Bless,

Gary

 

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