Today i want to share about Law and Grace but in a different perspective.
I will show you through some verses in their context that God deal with people based in identity.. It’s always about BEING not DOING.. We are Human-Beings, and thats what give us identity..
You have the right of Being a citizen of your country because you were born there. Your Identity Card is not given to you based in what you do but in Who you are. Your doing will never change your identity. For instance, Is not my doing that determinate that I’m son of my mother and father but my DNA.. I can do whatever I want but I don’t have the power to Change my DNA..
Our birth determinate who we are, nothing that we do change that.. We will see that was the way that primarily God dealt with people based identity…
With this, that I will share I’m not saying that preachers that say that the law was given to show man His failures and flawless its wrong, no way, please.
I’m not any revolutionary trying to get the spotlight to feed my ego but only to share some views on the bible that help to show Who we are and understand the perfect work of Jesus.He was the revolutionary, All the spotlight are in Jesus, He is the one that made it all…All things must point to Jesus…..
Let’s deal with the roots ok. With what purpose God gave the Law ? We know that the Children of Israel after coming out of Egypt was blessed by God based in His goodness, not in their performance.
After God gave the 10 Commandments They were blessed based in their performance.. Do you think that The law was just a fallback of God because the children of Israel wanted to be Blessed based in their DOING?
No, God is omniscient , he knew already, everything Gave it by God came with a purpose to pointing for His Son Jesus Christ. Sure the law was given for man to go to the end of himself and recognize that they need a savior, no doubt.
,Ok, but let’s go deep and see the real purpose of the law..
The Bible says in Romans 3:20 ” … that by the Law is the knowledge of Sin..
In my note About the definition of the word SIN (Noun) and SIN (VERB) i made a explanation what means the word SIN-NOUN. I’ll give you a brief explanation that I did before.
The word SIN, here its a NOUN, and let me tell you that in the New testament the Word SIN and LAW appear 48 times together, and every time that word SIN is a NOUN, just once a VERB
English lesson of Gram- NOUN (SINGULAR, people, place or thing)
In Greek SIN )NOUN,means,Hamartia- the best definition that i found for the word SIN was this one from the Webster dictionary:
Gal 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth
Joh 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin (NOUN), and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Joh 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; (UNBELIEVERS)
Joh 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; (BELIEVERS)
Joh 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.(DEVIL)
The word SIN, here its the very same word that Paul address for the ONE MAN FALL, He convince the WORLD of the UNBELIEF IN CHRIST, but how he does that? By convincing man of identity.. If you still dont believe see what Jesus:
Joh 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
You see, the Holy Spirit came to convince the WORLD OF SIN ( OLD IDENTITY) And BELIEVERS of RIGHTEOUSNESS (NEW IDENTITY IN CHRIST)
God its the best psychologist,He know who he created and He knew and know that its by showing man His identity that man will change..
DO you remember in my previous post “WHO WE ARE IN HIM” i share the story of the KING and the Prostitute?
The King married the prostitute, she changed her status and because she knew who she was she changed her behavior.. The king just married because he loved her. And than she changed the way how to live because she was a Queen..
To end my note we know that Grace is unmerited Favor of God, but the first definition of grace in Greek is “the divine influence upon mans Heart”
Grace his all about heart transformation,the bible says in 2Co 5:21 that Jesus who knew no SIN (NOUN) become SIN that we might become the righteousness of GOD
Jesus gave us New identity, its a done deal at the cross, as a believer we need to meditate in His word to Find Jesus and see our New Identity..
Were are the righteousness of God In Christ Jesus..
Of course that we can say much more things about whay the law was given and what Grace does in our hears. But, i believe that the Main purpose of the Law is to convince man of His OLD Identity and Grace is to convince Man, believers of His NEW identity.
For me its important to understand the root of all things..