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The Faulty Law

"What, then, was the purpose of the law?" (Gal.3:19) "But those sacrifices were an annual reminder of sins, because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins" (Heb.10:3)

When the apostle Paul asks the question in Gal.3:19, he did so with the full understanding, that though he was a Jew, the Mosaic law was faulty. It would be good for us to read Heb.10:1-18 and meditate upon it... Previously in the book of Hebrews, it was declared that he law was weak... "For if there had been nothing wrong with the first covenant, no place would have been sought for another." (8:7). The law, with all of its sacrifices, was incomplete for the most important of all reasons. The big evident reason was that it could not forgive sins. The sacrifices offered continually upon the altar of God, resulted only in the moving forward of sins year by year and a constant consciousness of sin. The two other deficiencies of the law was that it could not give righteousness and eternal life... "For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would have certainly come by the law" (Gal.3:21). Lets see why the law was given if we know that it was faulty, because it was given for great and important purposes. The law, pure and simple, was given because of sins and their recognition, but here's the real kicker... For Christ to accomplish His purpose as our Redeemer, it was necessary for Him to be born into a nation that believed in and worshiped God, not into one over-run by idolatry. The law was given to curb the threatening influx of that idolatry and preserve a nation of people of faith. So lets not throw out or Old Testaments, because there's a lot of valuable stuff there. The greatest of all things is the New Covenant under which we live. We serve a risen Savior that can forgive our sins, and can lead us to eternal life. Lets give thanks each day that we believe in a loving, wise and compassionate God that wants us to one day come home with Him....

Have a great day... Do good and give God the credit... Love mark Phil.4:11

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