Under Gods Command

Romans 5:20-21 The law was added so that the trespass might increase.  But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

As a sinner, separated from God, you see his law from below, as a ladder to be climbed to get to God.  Perhaps you have repeatedly tried to climb it, only to fall to the ground every time you have advanced one or two steps.  Or perhaps the sheer height of the ladder seems so overwhelming that you have never even started up.

Lets Bring it Home: In either case, what relief you should feel to see Jesus offering with open arms to lift you above the ladder of the law, or take you directly to God!  Once Jesus lifts you into God’s presence, you are free to obey out of love, not necessity, and through God’s power, not your own.  You know that if you stumble, you will not fall back to the ground.  Instead, you will be caught and held in Christ’s loving arms.

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