April 29, 2010

Encouraging Words 4/29/10 Keeping the Law

From:  Love Worth Finding

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

Suppose you are driving down the road and a police officer stops you for running a red light.

You say to the officer, “I ran a red light, but you have no right to give me a ticket because I have stopped at all the other streets, and I have obeyed the speed limit.”

He responds, “Don’t tell me about all the things that you’ve done good. You’ve broken the law.”

If you think that you’re going to be saved by keeping the law, then you must keep all of it because God demands perfection. No amount of obedience can make up for one act of disobedience.

If you keep the whole law and yet offend in one point you are guilty of it all.

Read Romans 7:1 – 8:4. Can you relate to Paul’s quandary about keeping the law and the war within his members concerning its requirement of absolute obedience?

Praise God, Jesus fulfilled all the requirements of the law and we are saved by believing in Him.

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