The Fall of man came about from believing a lie, the lie that we could be like God. The deception was so deep God gave the Commandments to awaken us that we might discover another spirit had moved in (Ephesians 2:2). It’s as if He’s saying, “Oh, so you think you can be like me”? Well, how bout you start by doing these ten things? God never once thought man could “keep” these commands but man had to come to see this for himself.

The real reason for giving the Law was to kill us, “the letter kills”, it’s a “ministry of death” (2 Corinthians 3:6-7). We had to die to our union with the “spirit of error” (1 John 4:6). The Law’s purpose is to “shut our mouths”, “hold us accountable to God” and give us “the knowledge of sin” (Romans 3:19-20). The Law is a “schoolmaster to lead us to Christ” (Galatians 3:24). “The Law is holy, righteous and good” (Romans 7:12) but it can’t save us! Only Jesus Christ through His death, burial and resurrection can save us! We can’t fix the old man, he has to be crucified, buried and raised to new life in Christ (Romans 6:3-11; Galatians 2:20). Once that happens the Law has served its purpose and we walk in the Spirit by faith. We no longer trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead (2 Corinthians 1:9). We finally come to see “it’s no longer I who live but Christ.”

He is the life!

Christ is your very life (Colossians 3:4).


8 thoughts on “THE FALL AND THE LAW

  1. great – ” “ministry of death” reminds me of the scripture.” 2 Corinthians 2:16 to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?

    Plus love the scripture you quoted,” We no longer trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead (2 Corinthians 1:9)

    1. Thanks Nick. I love 2 Corinthians 1:9 too. I think it pretty much sums up the meaning of life in one verse. Everything that happens is meant to teach us to “not” rely on ourselves but instead rely on God!

      1. You said it – that is the lesson and the truth all rolled up into one Christ burrito..!!!
        Does the clay say to the potter – does the sheep instruct the Shepherd?
        Does the Vine tell the branch what type of fruit it will be bearing this year?
        Does the slave instruct the master? Do we drink the cup?

        Romans 8:37

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