DIG for Monday the 20th of July…..liberty not bondage, grace not law…..Galatians 5 v 1

I was drawn to this verse this morning after reading and taking part in a discussion on Facebook.

The discussion was about whether a church should be studying the ten commandments or not.

My take on this is that the ten commandments and the law, although set in place for a purpose, are not meant for us as born again new covenant believers.

We live under grace and not under law (Romans 6 v 14).

The ten commandments, written on stone, are the ministration of death (2 Corinthians 3 v 7).

The law, and as a result, the ten commandments, strengthen sin in the life of a believer rather than reduce sin (1 Corinthians 15 v 56).

Studying the ten commandments makes a believer focus on their sin and their own unworthiness rather than focussing on Jesus and His finished work.

Grace should be our focus and not law; we should be studying what Jesus has done rather than what we are “supposed” to do.

Focussing on sin, the law and the ten commandments is referred to as going back into bondage by Paul (Galatians 5 v 1).

Focussing on Jesus and his finished work on the other hand is said to be standing in liberty (Galatians 5 v 1).

Stand in liberty today, do not go back into bondage.

Jesus died to herald in new covenant grace, so that you could live in freedom not in bondage.

Do not minimise the death and resurrection of Jesus by putting yourself under bondage, instead live in the freedom and grace that He purchased for you.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I now live under grace and not under law”.

Galatians 5 v 1…..Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage

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