“Devotions from Daily Light Personalized for WordDevo”
Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness.
God expects me to obey the Law. In context Jesus said to do so do “all prophecy” would come true about Him, but for me He wants me to obey the laws of the land so I can be a witness.
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart..
I am not here to do my will, just as Jesus was not here to do His Will, but Jesus was sent to do the Will of His Father. I am sent to do the will of My Father. When I do God’s Will I am of My Father in Heaven. When I don’t, I am in rebellion to God. God’s Law commends me to Obey God and do His Will.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. - The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable. - Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
The Law will always instruct. The Law will always guide. The Law will always want me to be protected and become better than I am, But the Law cannot make me Obey or Fulfill the Law and be righteous because no one can fulfill the Law except Jesus. Without Jesus I can only DO the Law and never measure up to the standard God requires of me according to the Law. Jesus restored the actual Law of God over the Laws of Man by giving us His Commandments which when done, fulfill all the Law.
What the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. - Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
The Law can’t make my choices for me. I do that. The Law can instruct me in the choices I should make and dictate the consequences of that choice, but the law can only decide my guilt if I do not do the law. God has said I cannot do all the Law, all the time and so the Law of God cannot make me righteous, it can only tell me I failed. As long as I am IN FLESH AND BLOOD I fail the law. But since Jesus came I can after the Spirit and by the “spirit of the law” fulfill it in the purpose it was intended by admitting my guiltiness in the flesh I live in, and walking after the Spirit the God says will fulfill the law.
MATT. 3:15. Psa. 40:8. Matt. 5:17,18. -Isa. 42:21. Matt. 5:20. Rom. 8:3,4. Rom. 10:4.
"Thy Word Have I hid in my heart
that I might not Sin against thee”."