Shining forth the White Light of the Law

“What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” Rom 7:7 

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Mat 5:27-28

 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.”  Mat 5:21-22

“For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.  For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.” Jas 2:10-11

Shining forth the White Light of the Law

“This strikes at the heart of every human being born and it did so to the Pharisees…they were “cut to the heart” because they knew because of the God-knowing conscience planted within each person that we are all guilty and under condemnation and thus when we hear that we are all “murderers and adulterers” it strikes deep within us and we can either have a biblical response saying  “yes, Lord, we are guilty of breaking all of your commandments if we have broken any one of them” and “yes, Lord, we have no goodness or righteousness within ourselves and all of our so-called ‘good works’ are filthy rags in your sight.”  We are born into sin and carry the burden of original sin and thus come into the world as babes carrying the burden of sin and guilt, the burden of all sins that have been or will ever be committed before we can “do good or evil” we are burdened with this load and is not possible to bear it without the intervening and providential salvation of Christ applied to us. His righteousness is what we need for ALL sin. Committing the sin of covetousness is just as much an abomination to God as any other, including murder and adultery and that is why we see it so characterized in Scripture in the lives of  our brothers and sisters so that we can see clearly that we are like them, guilty sinners.  Thus the gospel is truly the good news for sinners, not by a self-proclaimed righteousness that some claim they have by their own works but by the sovereign electing power and perservance of Christ and Christ alone are we made righteous. We are loathsome beggars taking the morsels of bread from the hand of a loving, mighty and powerful King and Savior, Jesus Christ. How blessed are we of all the peoples of the earth. We are “IN CHRIST” — wearing His robes of righteousness and “sealed unto the day of redemption.”!  Hallelujah! What a Savior!”_jacy, ReformedWomen Study “No Other Gospel” Oct. 2007


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