THis morning I thank the Father for the gift of the law. Why? Because it was given to lead me to Jesus!
There’s so much pressure even in the church to measure up or be or be the most useful to God and it’s amazing how much I catch myself leaning on the law to either feel good about my efforts to be an obedient Christian or to beat myself up for failing and feeling further away from God. I love how these verses remind me that the law isn’t a litmus of my value. It just proves me dead so grace can make me alive. And not more alive nor less alive. After salvation it’s so easy to fall back to law thinking and my effort. This reminds me to drop that nonsense and let the law stay with the dead. I’m alive now. Simple as that.