Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Law of Moses - conclusion

     What  is my conclusion of the relevance of the Old Testament law delivered by Moses, for the Christian today ?

The law of Moses is a distinct signpost, pointing to Jesus Christ the Lord.

 It is good, presenting the character and holiness of God as foundational to moral and holy thinking. It was given distinctly to Israel.

 It is fulfilled and surpassed by the coming of Christ, so as the foundation of a building is not so much seen, so Christ being the 'substance' stands beautifully high upon the fulfilled law.

 It is unable to bring justification to eternal life.

   The law fulfilled in  Christ, becomes the law fulfilled in us  as we are by faith 'in Christ'. This living faith produces fruit, as the branch abides in the vine.

         So then we are not under Moses law for salvation, not even asked to keep the law for sanctification but rather to walk as HE walked, in the grace of His character, and the truth of His word.  As we let the 'words of Christ dwell in us richly', His holy Spirit will grant to us the partaking of the divine nature so that we are changed into the same image, ' from glory to glory'. Thus fulfilling the law of Christ.

Who is sufficient for these things?

"By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples." John 15.8

What links me to the vine?  Faith in Jesus the Christ, the Son of God
What keeps me in the vine?  Faith in the once crucified, now risen and exalted Lord Jesus Christ.

This has been an extended meditation on the subject over many months, but I trust it has been a blessing to some as it has to me.

John McKee 

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