Category Archives: Function of the Law

Excessive light.

“The Law searches to the dividing asunder of joints and marrow, and it is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Its excessive light strikes us like Saul of Tarsus, to the earth, and makes us cry … Continue reading

Posted in Function of the Law | Leave a comment

A function of the Law.

Understanding the truth of the Law produces the fear of the Lord. See Rom. 2:17–24 for how Paul used the moral Law to bring the knowledge of sin. Seeing sin in its true light makes us rightly fear God, which … Continue reading

Posted in Function of the Law | 1 Comment

Stripped to be clothed.

The lost do not consider that they are disobedient and have sinned against a holy God innumerable times. By judging themselves against man’s standards, they come up reasonably clean. Adolf Hitler’s life, for instance, makes most of us look almost … Continue reading

Posted in Function of the Law | Leave a comment

The law accuses and kills.

As a Christian, you need not dread the Law. If you are in Christ, the Law will not bite you (see Rom. 8:1). So take hold of it and do what Jesus did in Mark 10:17. Let the world know … Continue reading

Posted in Function of the Law | Leave a comment

Go to Moses first.

“Lower the Law and you dim the light by which man perceives his guilt; this is a very serious loss to the sinner rather than a gain; for it lessens the likelihood of his conviction and conversion. I say you … Continue reading

Posted in Function of the Law | 1 Comment

God looks at the heart.

“I used to say: ‘What is the use of taking up a Law like this in an audience where, probably, there isn’t a man who ever thought of, or ever will commit, murder?’ But as one gets on in years, he … Continue reading

Posted in Function of the Law | Leave a comment

Convicting consciences.

One effect of the Law: it brings 34:19–21 the knowledge of sin, convicts the conscience, and makes the wrath of God understandable as the just consequence of sin. Use the Law to reach the lost as Jesus did. (See Mark … Continue reading

Posted in Function of the Law | 2 Comments