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Grace So Amazing

No one would dispute that ours is a litigious society. Everyone will need an attorney for most any significant transaction or transfer of valuable property.  Lawyers are now specialized to give guidance in a singular field of legal issues.  There are attorneys that specialize in international law, constitutional law, estate laws, tax laws, divorce law, criminal law, church law, and a host of other fields.  Why do we need so many kinds of attorneys?  Because society keeps needing more specificity in dealing with technicalities or new realms of litigation that have never been before.

God established law. His creation is operated by laws.  Our nation is governed by constitutional laws.  Medicine is only effective because the human body operates with great consistency by the law of our design.  Morally, God established the laws by which we are to live called the Ten Commandments.  However, because we cannot live up to all of the law, God’s grace provided a way through Jesus to be in fellowship with God through grace.  Consider these observations below that contrast “law and grace”.

The Law came by Moses—Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

The Law says: The wages of sin is death.—Grace says: The gift of God is eternal life.

The Law says: The soul that sins, it shall die.—Grace says: Whosoever believeth on Jesus, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever lives and believes on Him shall never die. 

The Law pronounces condemnation and death.—Grace proclaims justification and life. 

The Law says: Cursed is every one that continues not in all things which are written in the Book of the Law to do them.—Grace says: Blessed is the man whose iniquities are forgiven, whose sin is covered; blessed is the man to whom God will not impute sin. 

The Law speaks of what man must do for God.—Grace tells of what Christ has done for man.

The Law addresses man as part of the old creation.—Grace makes a man a member of the new creation. 

The Law deals with a nature prone to disobedience.—Grace creates a nature inclined to obedience. 

The Law demands obedience by the terrors of the Law.—Grace beseeches men by the mercies of God. 

The Law says: Condemn him.—Grace says: Embrace him. 

The Law declares that as many as have sinned in the Law, shall be judged by the Law.—Grace says: “He that hears My Word, and believes on Him that sent Me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment (condemnation), but is passed out of death unto life.—  (Taken from THE EVANGEL).