Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
(John 1:17 (NIV))
If you were pulled over for speeding, would you want to be dealt with based on the laws that you broke, or by the grace of someone in authority over you?
Think about the ramifications of that for a moment and consider that laws are written and enforced with exact wording. Using the speeding example, if you were driving 56 miles an hour in a 55 mile per hour zone, you are guilty of breaking the law. A strict adherence to the law would mean that you would suffer the consequences of your actions. Is that truly what we would want to happen to us in that situation?
Now, consider the laws that God has given through Moses. Unlike our traffic laws, these were written in stone by the hand of God. How do you think that these would be enforced if there was no hope of grace? We would be, and we all are, guilty of breaking every single one of God’s laws. How could we expect to uphold such a high standard when we can’t even keep from driving 56 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone?
Since the fall from grace, every single person who has ever lived has broken God’s laws. We are all guilty!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
(John 3:16 (NIV))
I am so thankful for grace! God’s amazing grace!
We are held accountable by the law of Moses and vindicated by the grace of Jesus!
When God sees you, does He see you as covered by grace?