…From our dear foster grand daughter who is incarcerated.
Law vs Grace
Why does it matter?
Does it really matter if we are under law or grace?
To accurately answer the question, we must first understand what it means to be user law ro under grace. And to be clear, it is one or the other; it cannot be both. So let’s examine each a bit closer.
Law, the mosaic Covenant, was given to Israel in three divisions: the commandments, expressing the righteous will of God; the Judgments, governing the social life of Israel; and the ordinances, governing the religious life of Israel. The commandments and the ordinances wherefore on religions system. The commandants were a ministry of condemnation and death. Yes, you heard me right, condemnation and death!
The ordinances, in the high priest, gave a representative, of the people with Jehovah; and in sacrifice, a cover for their sin.
Grace is the kindness and love of God, our Saviour toward man. Let’s repeat that. Kindness and love of God toward man sounds a lot better than condemnation and death!
But Grace isn’t by any works or righteousness that we have done. Grace begins with the death and resurrection of Christ. The point of testing (dispensation) is no longer legal obedience as the condition of salvation, but acceptance or rejection of Christ, with good works as a fruit of salvation. Grace is not only a method of divine dealing in salvation, gut also a method of God in the believer’s life and service.
Grace is therefore constantly in contrast to law, under which God demands righteousness from man. Whereas under grace, He gives righteousness to man. Law is connected with Moses and works; grace with Christ and faith. Law blesses the good (no one): grace saves the bad (everyone). Law demands that blessings be earned; grace is a free gift.
No one can be made righteous by keeping the law, because no one is able to. Everyone has sinned. Trying to achieve righteousness under law will only earn you condemnation and death. But if you accept the free gift of Christ’s grace, something which can not be earned, and that was a sinless perfect sacrifice, He offered Himself to take the punishment for our sins, His righteousness will be inputed unto you, and through salvation in Him, you will have eternal life. and as saved you are not under law, but under grace.
So now that we’ve examined the facts, do you think it matters whether you fall under the law or under grace? Fall at the feet of Christ and receive HIs free gift of grace today, right now, before it is too late.