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November 16
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November 16

THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW / PART 3

THE LAW WAS OUR SCHOOLMASTER

-Galatians 3:24,25 states, … Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster … This same thought is to be seen in John 1:17. It states, … For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ …

-The word “schoolmaster” means a child guardian. The idea is that the child guardian brings the child unto the teacher. The very purpose of the law is to bring us to something greater. This something greater is Jesus Christ Himself. We are being brought from law to grace. The guardian ( the law ) is bringing us to the teacher ( grace ). We are to see the grace of God as our teacher. So … This makes the law VERY IMPORTANT!

-The law has a definite purpose. Its purpose is to show us that we are bankrupt ( spiritually speaking ), and that we are powerless to achieve the righteousness of God outside of His grace. THE LAW ACTUALLY DRIVES US INTO THE ARMS OF THE GRACE OF GOD. It is an instrument designed to bring us to something better and greater. It is impossible to walk this Christian walk without the grace of God.

-The “grace” of God is His unmerited favor toward man in Christ, but let us not stop there, FOR IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. The “grace” of God is actually speaking of the very nature of God that emanates through a person to enable them to overcome all things. It could be said that … Going from law to grace is the same as going from our nature to His nature. The next logical question would be, how is it that we access this grace ( nature ) of God?

-Ephesians 2:8,9 states, … For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast … Not only are we brought from law to grace ( from our nature to His nature ), but we are also being brought from works to faith. Now we can see how important the law is when it is used lawfully. It is the very thing that is pushing us forward into the grace of God. It is actually designed by God for this specific reason. Remember … The letter of the law kills, but it is the Spirit of God that brings life ( 2nd Corinthians 3:6 ). When we realize this, recognizing the law as our schoolmaster, WE HAVE TAPPED INTO THE VERY GRACE OF GOD. WE ARE NO LONGER FRUSTRATING THE GRACE OF GOD! We thank God for the law that came by Moses, for it is good. But we thank God even more for grace and truth that came by Jesus Christ, …

-FOR IT IS A BETTER COVENANT!-

November 16 

And now abides faith, hope, and love, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE.