Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Law of God is Glorious, but...

A couple of meaningful quotes from Law & Covenant by Ronald L. Dart.
The Law of God is glorious, but the law is not God. God is gracious. The law does not have that capacity. Without grace, the law can become a tyrant. With grace, it can become a way of life. God is not like a computer. God is personal, and kind, and merciful, and forgiving.
And, by the way, this is another reason why Statism/Communism/Fascism/Marxism, et al, can never work. There is no grace in government and there never can be.
I have often heard it said that no one can keep the law perfectly. The statement is entirely true, and completely irrelevant. The law is not given to define perfection. It is given as a guide to life. The purpose of the law is stated quite simply by the psalmist: "Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path" (Psalm 119:105). It is there so we won't fall down and hurt ourselves.

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