Human nature desires to be saved by our obedience to the law. God’s Word says salvation must be by grace (Eph 2:5 and 8). Would you rather be saved by God’s grace or by your obedience to the law? Consider this:
The law tells us what we must do. Grace tells us what Christ has done.
The law requires you to be righteous. Grace makes a sinner righteous.
The law curses. Grace redeems from the curse of the law. The law brings condemnation. Grace brings salvation.
The law ministers to death. Grace ministers to life.
The law produces fear. Grace produces a good hope.
The law tells us to consider ourselves. Grace tells us to consider Christ.
The law tells us that God is a consuming fire. Grace tells us that God is merciful.
The law tells us that we are unable and unwilling to keep the law. Grace tells us what God is both willing and able to do for His people in Christ.
“Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law” (Gal 4:21)? If you would be saved, quit your relationship with the law and flee to Christ. By the grace of God, salvation is in Christ!
Pastor Frank Tate, Hurricane Road Grace Church in Ashland Kentucky
Until tomorrow, Lord willing,