WHEN JESUS CAME, HE SETS THE LAW ON A HIGHER PLAIN (Mat 5:27-28) TO REMIND US THAT WE CANNOT KEEP IT IN AND OF OURSELVES. YOU SEE, THE LAW IS LIKE A MIRROR, IT SHOWS HOW DIRTY YOUR FACE IS, BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE POWER TO CLEAN IT; YOU GO TO SOMETHING OR SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE MIRROR.
IN THE END, ONLY GOD’S GRACE CAN GIVE US SALVATION (Eph 1:7-8, 2:8-9). IT DOESN’T DENY THE LAW; IT AFFIRMS IT AND SHOWS ULTIMATELY THE IMPOSSIBILITY FOR YOU AND ME TO KEEP IT. SO IT DOES NOT DESTROY THE LAW BUT SHOWS THAT CHRIST ALONE COMPLETELY KEPT IT AND NO ONE ELSE EVER DID.
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE, CHRIST FULFILLED “IN US” ALL THE RIGHTEOUS REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW. SO IN ESSENCE, CHRIST OBEYED PERFECTLY WHAT WE CANNOT OBEY AND PAID IN FULL WHAT WE CANNOT PAY AND CREDITED IT “IN US”. THAT IS WHAT GRACE IS ALL ABOUT!
(Rom 8:3-4) “For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!