There is so much confusion among nominal (Sunday worshipers) which constitute the Law of God from the Law of Moses. It is safe to say, Christ came to redeem man, not because he broke the Law of Moses but because he had broken the Law of God. The very example is given in the Garden of Eden. Did Christ meet with them after they had sinned because it was Moses’ Law which was broken or because they violated the Law of God? It is obvious Moses would not even be known for another 2,500 years, so the Law of Moses had nothing to do with Christ appearing EXCEPT for what it meant regarding His work of redemption.
God’s Law is supreme and existed long before there was a Moses, before there was an Israelite, and long before there was even any man called Adam. We were not the first in creation although it has been determined we are the last. While God’s Law determines how we are to live in accordance with God and man, the Law of Moses was given to assist us in getting back to the proper stance with God by revealing many things: how to conduct our affairs with one another (civil law), how to maintain our health (dietary law) and the plan of redemption (Sanctuary law and it’s corresponding feasts).
The problem with many is they thought they would be condemned for having violated a Mosaic Law and the belief of such has carried through even until this time so no wonder man would like to do away with “law” altogether, however, it is for certain there is one law which could never come under condemnation and this is the Law of God.
Those Ten Commandments are paramount to our life. It holds forth as a guide to understanding God and our fellow-men, and it provides a way of life which if we would follow would come under the guarantee of eternal life. However, because of inability to keep it perfectly, Christ came to demonstrate it could be done. Did not Adam and Eve keep it perfectly until they were tempted? Consider this: if there had never been a tempter, would they have continued living without issue? Would you and I? I think it is safe to say, none of us would be in the trouble we are if it were not for the fact of our being tempted to break, not Moses’s Law but God’s.
What Christ also demonstrated was a principle you and I do have the capability of demonstrating in our daily lives: love. It is through the medium of love you and I ARE able to keep God’s Laws. Our love must reign high for God, for in loving God we are able to keep all of God’s Ten Commandments. If we truly love God we would not want to be considered having broken any of His Commandments, now would we? And while we’re at it, here is a newsflash: We will be keeping God’s Law, the Ten Commandments in heaven as well as in the New Earth, according to Scripture, so doesn’t it make sense to begin living according to the Law of God, like, right now!
I think so.
Even God stated it very clearly:
“And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” 1 John 2:3-4 (KJV)
So, without attempting (notice the key word – tempting) to explain, justify or philosophize what you may believe, have been taught or even want to do, it boils down to simply this: Are you a commandment-keeper or, um, a liar?”
The choice is really up to you! God is not confused which you are. I’ve chosen to be a Commandment-keeper because I love Him and this is how I show it.
November 24, 2015