Law and Grace. Two crucial, yet unique pieces to the puzzle of life.
For it is written: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.” Matthew 5:17
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 KJV
The presence of God, the blessings of Jesus Christ, the ministry of Holy Spirit are ours today, not because we have adhered to the law or done anything good, but merely because of grace.
Grace to us means that God has given us what we didn’t deserve. Hallelujah! God is willing and able to give us all the grace that we need to live a changed life. Grace cannot be earned, and grace is definitely not a reward. Grace is not sprinkled upon us, but is poured on us in great abundance.
The law brings performance; grace provides rest.
The law brings the letter; grace provides the Spirit.
The law brings guilt; grace provides forgiveness.
The law demands justice; grace provides mercy.
The law brings judgment; grace pardons.
The law brings death; grace life.
The law points out our sin, Oh but grace… points us to Jesus.
The law brings condemnation; grace justification.
The law brings bondage; grace freedom.
The law demands that we be righteous; grace declares that Jesus Christ is our righteousness.
The law demands that we pay our debt; grace declares that our debt has already been “Paid in FULL”.
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21