The Revelation Of God’s Laws
How does grace works in association with the law? Grace breaks the bondage of sin over humanity, freeing them to live by the law. It is not by the letter of the law, but by love which is the spirit of the Law.
A person who lives by the letter of the law may fulfill the law’s legal criteria, but love and truth are missing. For example, a businessman could find a way to pay lesser taxes by using “creative” accounting methods. He could delay revenues and accelerate expenses so as to present a lower taxable profit. On the surface, his books may pass the audit test, but his heart is filled with greed and deceit. Such is one who lives by the code or letter of the law, but not by the Spirit of the law – love and truth.
Bearing that in mind, Moses’ Law no longer carries a threat of punishment for believers today, but functions as a guide and personal discipline towards abundant living.
Jesus did not come to set us free from the Law but to give us the freedom to walk with the Law.
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” ~ Matthew 5:17
Text extracted from Pastor Gabriel Chong Yew Chan’s sharing on Holy Spirit – The Revelation of God’s Laws