Tag Archives: law

Scripture at Sunrise 12.15.2010

“But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.”  -Romans 5:15

“It is important to realize that our Lord Jesus Christ perfectly fulfilled the law of God, both in its requirements and its penalty. He did what Adam failed to do — render perfect obedience to the law of God. Then by His death He completely paid the penalty of a broken law. So, from the standpoint of obedience to the law and of paying the penalty for breaking the law, He perfectly fulfilled the law of God.”

— Jerry Bridges
The Disciple of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness
(Colorado Springs, Co.: NavPress, 1994), 49

[via Of First Importance]

Scripture at Sunrise 8.3.2010

“The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.”  -Psalm 37:31

Put the law into the heart, and the whole man is right. This is where the law should be; for then it lies, like the tables of stone in the ark, in the place appointed for it. In the head it puzzles, on the back it burdens, in the heart it upholds.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, August 5 entry]

Scripture at Sunrise 2.19.10

“For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe…” -Romans 3:20-22

“The cross is the place of exhausted penalty and magnified law. That which covers the sinner entirely and shields him from wrath was finished there. That covering, that propitiatory covering, whose power and virtue are unchangeable throughout all ages, and underneath which we are secure from wrath, was wrought out there. The propitiation of the cross is the substance of the glad tidings which we bring.”

—Horatius Bonar, “The Cross of the Lord Jesus”

(“Story Behind the Song” will hopefully return next Friday.  This quote was too good not to share today!)
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Scripture at Sunrise 11.18.09

“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul…”  -Psalm 19:7

“Even on days when every cinder in our soul feels cold, if we crawl to the Word of God and cry out for ears to hear, the cold ashes will be lifted and the tiny spark of life will be fanned.  For ‘the law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul.’”  -John Piper

[via GirlTalk’s post “For Our Profit”]

Scripture at Sunrise 10.14.09

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”  -Matthew 5:17

“We are unable to do what the law commands us to do, but Jesus did it for us. And because he lives in us by his Spirit, we are enabled to do it, not from obligation, but from delight. So every command in Scripture points us to our own inadequacy . . ., magnifies the good and holy nature of God . . ., and causes us to look to Jesus as the One who forgives our disobedience and enables our obedience. In other words, the law drives us to Jesus and Jesus frees us to obey the law.”

– Bob Thune and Will Walker, The Gospel-Centered Life (World Harvest Mission, 2009), 27.

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Scripture at Sunrise 10.7.09

“For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression.”  -Romans 4:15

“God has already poured out every drop of his wrath on his Son in your place. You are no longer subject to wrath, because wrath is the result of transgression or sin, and sins can be committed only when there is a law that has been violated. So now, if you’re in Christ, there is no law that you can break that will bring God’s punitive wrath upon you, or, as Paul put it, ‘Where there is no law there is no transgression,’ and hence, so ‘wrath.’ No wrath for you because you’re in Christ, and God has no wrath left for him. No wrath. Not ever.”

Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Comforts from the Cross (Wheaton, Ill.; Crossway Books, 2009), 20.

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Scripture at Sunrise 8.5.09

Law in the Heart
The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. (Psalm 37:31)

Put the law into the heart, and the whole man is right. This is where the law should be; for then it lies, like the tables of stone in the ark, in the place appointed for it. In the head it puzzles, on the back it burdens, in the heart it upholds.

What a choice word is here used, “the law of his God”! When we know the Lord as our own God His law becomes liberty to us. God with us in covenant makes us eager to obey His will and walk in His commands. Is the precept my Father’s precept? Then I delight in it.

We are here guaranteed that obedient-hearted man shall be sustained in every step that he takes. He will do that which is right, and he shall therefore do that which is wise. Holy action is always the most prudent, though it may not at the time seem to be so, We are moving along the great highroad of God’s providence and grace when we keep to the way of His law. The Word of God has never misled a single soul yet; its plain directions to walk humbly, justly, lovingly, and in the fear of the Lord are as much words of wisdom to make our way prosperous as rules of holiness to keep our garments clean. He walks surely who walks righteously.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles Spurgeon, August 5 entry]

Scripture at Sunrise 4.23.09

“Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.”  -Romans 5:9

“Our deliverance from the law is a rescue from its curse and its bondage, and so relates to the two particular functions of justification and sanctification. In both areas we are under grace, not law. For justification we look to the cross, no the law, and for sanctification to the Spirit, not the law. It is only by the Spirit that the law can be fulfilled in us.”

—John Stott, The Message of Romans (Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press,  1994)