Why the Law then?

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Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:25-26

The Apostle Paul posed the question, (paraphrased) “If we are saved by faith and not the keeping of the law, what’s the point of having the law at all?” And he raises a good point, because the law brings about judgment for all of us sin (fail to keep God’s holy law) and we are under a curse. For that very reason God gave us the law to point us to Christ and act as a tutor so that we (individually and collectively) would not become so depraved that we were beyond redemption and without the ability to recognize the absolute need we have for a Savior.

Do I see the law in its proper role? Am I tempted to live by legalism instead of being guided by the Spirit of God? Do I see both work together in a believer’s life, but faith alone saves?

God, as this day, Independence Day, begins… May I find my independence in life underneath Your Sovereignty. You are a good king, the only wise and true king. I gladly serve You. Thank you that I am saved by Your grace, through faith. And it has made all the difference.

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