Category Archives: Function of the Law

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

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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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