MANY DO NOT REALIZE THAT THE LAW (TEN COMMANDMENTS) DOES NOT PRODUCE MORAL EXCELLENCE. IT WAS NOT DESIGN TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN US, BUT THE WORST IN US; THE LAW ACTIVATES THE SINFUL PASSIONS IN US TO BEARS FRUIT TO DEATH.
(Rom 7:5) “For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death.”
(Rom 7:8) “But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from law, sin is dead.”
THE LAW (TEN COMMANDMENTS) IS THE STRENGTH OF SIN. IN OTHER WORDS, SIN GETS ITS POWER AND STRENGTH FROM THE LAW (TEN COMMANDMENTS). HOWEVER, APART FROM LAW, SIN IS DEAD.
(1Cor 15:56) “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.”
(1Cor 15:57) But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
THE DOCTRINE OF GOD’S GRACE WHEN BELIEVED AND OBEYED IS THE ONE THAT PRODUCES MORAL EXCELLENCE. (Rom 6:17-18) “But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.”
THE LAW (TEN COMMANDMENTS) BRINGS OUT THE SIN IN US WHILE GRACE IS GOD’S ANTIDOTE TO SIN!
(Rom 5:20-21) “The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!