The Character of God's Law
So many professing Christians today are afraid of trying to keep God's law, the ten commandments, just in case they are being legalistic. The problem lies with what the Pharisees did. They went the wrong way with God's law, in that they did not keep it out of love for God. And because of the way they treated the law of God, it has caused the majority of professing Christians today to not even try keeping it. Satan worked a great deception through the Pharisees that has caused God's law to be thrown in the trash by many people today. So in this study we are going to find out the character and nature of God's law and see what the Bible has to say about the ten commandments.
How many law givers are there? ..... James 4:12 .....'There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy.' ..... So God is the one law giver. And what is said of the stability of God's character? ..... Malachi 3:6 .....'For I am the Lord, I change not.' ..... So many Christians today ignore this important Bible verse and keep suggesting that we, "church", need to change with the times. We need to change with the world and become more worldly in order to win the world for Christ. No! This is wrong! God never changes, therefore what He requires of us never changes either. What is the character of God's works? ..... Psalm 111:7-8 .....'The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.' ..... The way God does things never changes, and the way we serve Him should never change either!
How about God's law, what is the character of His law? ..... Romans 7:14 .....'For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.' ..... Now if there is a change in one's life, from the carnal to the spiritual, does the law of God have any part in that change? ..... Psalm 19:7 .....'The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.' ..... Yes!! The law of the Lord is used to convert the carnal soul into a spiritual one.