John 1:17 is the verse to meditate on today. It says, “For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” The Amplified version reads like this; “For while the Law was given through Moses, grace ([a]unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
We will never be able to keep the laws given through Moses. We can memorize them, say them daily, try our best to keep them, but we will continually fail and the guilt and condemnation will always leave us trying harder to do good to get good. But Jesus took all of our judgement on him, the truth is, we no longer have to focus on doing right to be right. Jesus made us right.
How can this be? How can our sins, past, present and future ones, be gone. Psalm 103:12 says; We were not meant to hold onto sin, we’re meant to hold onto Jesus and the work he did for us on the cross. Stop mixing law with grace, it’s like mixing oil and water, putting old wine in new wineskins, it just can’t be done.
Father, thank you for teaching us and showing us the error of our doctrine. You said to come and follow you. You are our example, not the law. If we follow after you we’ll never be mixed up or confused. If we know the truth of your Word, we’ll never be convinced by what men say to us. Your Word is clear. Your Word is alive. We keep our eyes on you and your truth. It’s the rock we stand on, all other ground is sinking sand. It’s in your name we pray. Amen