I’m often accused of not taking the law seriously.
I kind of find this amusing.
Because those that accuse me of this are never taking the law “seriously” themselves!
Let me say emphatically from the outset – I believe in the high standard of the law as given by Moses.
We should never make the law easier or lighter in any way.
But I believe that those who preach living by grace and grace alone are the only ones who take the law seriously in this way!
Because we don’t have to minimize it’s rules and regulations to make it more palatable or more attainable.
Because we recognise that it’s not for us as believers!
1 Timothy 1:8 states that the law “must be understood in the right context.” What is that context?
It’s only when you think Chrsitians are under the law that you start to abuse and diminish the law.
When you believe that Chrsitians are under the law you have no choice but to reduce the standard of the law. You must transition into a “pick & mix” gospel. This is because you can’t remove the law entirely yet you can’t uphold it entirely either.
Grace preachers are in fact the only ones who give the law it’s proper place.
The law is an all or nothing proposition.
So next time you hear someone accusing a “grace preacher” of making little of the law remember this:
Unless the person is a Jew they themselves do not take the law seriously!
Christians who choose to put themselves under the law choose to live in a form of law/grace mixture.
They choose to be lukewarm rather than hot or cold.
Just a thought anyway – I’d love to hear your comments below :)