DIG for Sunday the 16th of July…..if you are righteous then the law is not for you…..1 Timothy 1 v 9

It may seem to you that I have a “bee in my bonnet” about law and grace, it may seem that I write about this all the time!

Well, I think it is of vital importance that we, as born again believers, know that we live under grace and not under law.

Grace has the power to free us from sin, while law actually ‘helps’ us to take part in sin (see DIG from Friday 14th of July).

If you divide the Word properly you will know that if you are born again you have been made righteous.

2 Corinthians 5 v 17 is talking about a born again believer and in verse 21 we see that believers have been made righteous.

Ephesians 4 v 24 tells us that this ‘new man’ (or our born again spirit) was created in righteousness and true holiness.

So from this we can deduce that if you are saved then you are righteous.

Can you see how the Scriptures tell us that?

Good, so now look at 1 Timothy 1 v 9.

This verse tells us that the law is not for a righteous man, so that is talking about you.

You are not meant to live under law, so do not let any man try and put you under law.

You live under grace, under the New Covenant and are free from the law.

You are also free from all curses of the law (Galatians 3 v 13).

Now that is good news!

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

1 Timothy 1 v 9…..Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man……


DIG for Saturday the 15th of July…..are you sitting down for this one…..Matthew 6 v 9

There are some amazing truths in the post-cross New Covenant Scriptures.

For instance we are told that we have been forgive first so that we can forgive others (Ephesians 4 v 32).

We are told that we have been forgiven through the blood of Jesus (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14).

We are told that God has supplied all we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1 v 3).

We are told that God will never tempt us with evil for He is a good God (James 1 v 13).

There are many passages that tell us we have been saved (or delivered) as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus.

These are truths of the New Covenant, applicable to believers now living under grace and not under law. You are living under grace and not law (Romans 6 v 14 and 15).

Do you believe these New Covenant truths, and do you believe they are for you? Well, this next statement may shock and confuse you!

If they are true (and they are), what is now known as the Lord’s Prayer is an Old Covenant prayer and not meant for you to recite habitually and try to live by!

In Luke 11 v 1 the disciples asked Jesus how to pray as John did; John was an Old Covenant prophet and as such prayed Old Covenant prayers.

In Matthew 6 v 7 Jesus said not to pray in vain repetition, and in verse 9 told his disciples to pray “after this manner”; He did not say pray in exactly these words.

“The Lord’s Prayer” is not for you to pray habitually; for the New Covenant believer it is actually a prayer of doubt and unbelief.

For example do you not know you have been forgiven, do you not know He is your provider and do you think He may tempt you with evil and not deliver you?

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I live under grace and not law, I live under the New Covenant and not the Old”.

Matthew 6 v 9…..After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name