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Category Archives: Function of the Law
The spirituality of the Ten Commandments.
Ezra and the Levites caused the people to understand the Law by presenting it distinctly, giving its sense, and helping them comprehend its meaning. We do the same by opening up the spirituality of the Ten Commandments. We tell our … Continue reading
The law is necessary.
“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
The awful consequences of breaking the Law.
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
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The other 9 commandments.
“The First Commandment, ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before Me’: My friend, are you ready to be weighed against this Commandment? Have you fulfilled, or are you willing to fulfill all the requirements of this Law? Put it into … Continue reading
“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