Monday, December 19, 2011

Benefit package (3)

In the previous  two posts we looked at the benefits of Gods law. For the New Testament generation the law is not something that brings condemnation, it is something that brings life... but only if we see it in light of what Jesus Christ has done. He din't come to do away with the law, He came to fulfill it. Romans 13:10 says, Love is the fulfillment of the law. If we say we are unable to fulfill the law, we are saying we are unable to love.

In Psalm 19 we can read that the law revives our soul and makes us wise. If furthermore says (verse 8), The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.

Yes, they are right and give joy to the heart. Who doesn't want a fresh re-fill of joy? Joy is fruit that the Holy Spirit desires to produce in our life. Joy is something the world cannot give, never! It might give us happiness, fun, pleasure or laughter... but joy is a divine virtue that only God can bring about in our heart. Studying AND applying Gods precepts will bring joy to our hearts. That is why the Lord wants to write His greatest commandments on our hearts: Love Him first and your neighbor as yourself! That will bring a joy no one or nothing can take away from you! 

Again, I want to urge you: don't shy away from learning more about God's law and grace. The books in The Ten Commandments Series will bring joy to your heart!


  1. "Giving joy to the heart" - it's all there for us, isn't it? What a blessing!

  2. Yes Karen, it's all there, if only we would listen and take time to enjoy His gift to us!

  3. We are so blessed that Christ came and fulfilled the Law, for Christ is love. When we have Christ in our heart we can't help but love our neighbors!

    Blessings to you this Christmas! Joan

  4. Amen Joan, it is not that we must, but we WANT to love like Jesus did. Thanks!

  5. Great truth here, Marja! I think one of the reasons we shy away from the commandments, is the realization that we can't keep them in our own strength. That dreaded pride creeps in - and we tend to compare ourselves with others, thinking,'At least I'm not as bad as so-and-so.' Wonderful to realize Christ kept the law perfectly. Have a very merry Christmas, my friend!

  6. Hi Maria, thanks for your input. I think that pride was the problem of the religious people in Jesus' time too! I am glad He showed us that only grace and faith can save us from our sinful life, not keeping the law. Merry Christmas.


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