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……

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