Category Archives: Function of the Law

Despair follows…

“Without grace all men are of this kind, but especially the self-righteous. Hence Scripture says and concludes: ‘All men are liars’ (Ps 116:11); and again (Ps 39:5) ‘Every man at his best state is altogether vanity’; and (Ps 14:3) ‘There is none that … Continue reading

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Afflict them with God’s Law.

It seems that it took all this time for them to honestly acknowledge what a wicked thing they had done, not only to their brother, but to their father. Jacob was in anguish for all those years because of their … Continue reading

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God’s Law prepares the heart of the sinner.

God’s Law prepares the heart of the sinner for the good news of the gospel. Without this preparatory work, his heart is hardened and he therefore becomes a candidate for a false conversion. Now and then we can catch a … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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