DIG for Friday the 10th of March…..advice not a command…..2 Corinthians 8 v 10

There is one big difference between grace and law that I love; law lays down commands but grace does not.

Take for example when Paul is writing to the church at Corinth about the gifts they had promised.

He suggests that they should carry on with this work and advises them to do this.

He does not command or order, he gives advice (2 Corinthians 8 v 10).

And the same is true with regards to how we should give in to the church today.

Under the law the people were order to tithe or they would not be blessed.

Under grace we are blessed so that we can give with a cheerful heart, and give what we purpose in our hearts to give (2 Corinthians 9 v 7).

We no longer have to tithe under New Covenant grace, however we are advised to give.

Under the law the priests took the tithe from people, under grace ministers and pastors should receive an offering from the flock.

This highlights the big difference between law and grace.

Under law you had to perform to be blessed but under grace we are blessed through the performance of Jesus.

Being placed under law is not for the born again believer and should not be how things are done today.

We no longer live under law but live under grace (Romans 6 v 14 and 15).

Do not let any man try and put you under law; do not let yourself be drawn back into bondage after Jesus working to give you freedom (Galatians 5 v 1).

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

2 Corinthians 8 v10…..And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago

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