The Grace of Law

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Andy Lawrie

Galatians 3:23-4:7

The Grace of Law

The Judaizers didn’t appreciate that the whole purpose of the law was up point out sin – not to be followed for its own sake. Rather, Paul says, “So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith” (chapter 3, verse 24). We are not to be critical and judgemental but to see the love and grace shown in both the law and Christ’s fulfilment of the law.

An intense focus on the law, on right and wrong, may seem noble but it can completely distract us. We should be focusing our attention on Jesus, on who he is – on how the Law, Jesus’s sacrifice and how the entire body of scripture points to and gives glory to God – and we must do likewise.

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