Paul wrote in Galatians 3 that the Law was put in charge to lead us to Christ. Is the common interpretation, that the Law functions in our lives to bring us to faith in Christ, what he meant? I think a second look at the context may bring us to a different conclusion.
What if Paul wasn’t talking about the Law functioning in such a way as to bring us to personal, individual faith? What if instead, he was making a historical reference to Old Covenant Israel as those under the guardianship of the Law until Christ arrived, introducing a better covenant? What if the Law functioned as a temporary placeholder that was historically time bound? Let’s talk about it in this latest episode of The Grace Cafe Podcast.
The audio below is a link to our continuing conversation on The Grace Cafe Podcast dealing with the Law and the 10 Commandments.
Let’s talk about the good things law steals from us, not the least of which is the ability to rest and enjoy the secure relationship we have in Jesus. Law pushes us on to always be doing more and the doing is never finished. Religion requires us to jump through hoops to be pleasing to God, but God tells us the striving is over and we can rest in the finished work of the cross.
In this episode 25 of The Grace Cafe Podcast, we continue our conversation about the 10 Commandments, law, and grace, and the good things law won’t let us enjoy, including our friendships and relationships with others. Pull up a chair and your favorite beverage and join us as we explore the many ways law is opposed to rest.
In a recent episode of The Grace Cafe Podcast, we talked about the toxicity of the Law. Join our conversation as we talk about the 10 Commandments, the Old Covenant Law of Moses, and the toxic byproducts of thinking we have to keep that law. When we hear about the Law, our minds usually race to the 10 Commandments, but the Law is much bigger than those 10 words. The Law encompasses 613 commands and the 10 Commandments are merely a summary statement and representation of the Law on its entirety.
Are the 10 Commandments binding on the conscience of a believer today? Are we to be pursuing obedience to the 10 Commandments or is the Holy Spirit doing something different in our lives today? The book of Exodus in the Old Testament calls the 10 Commandments the words of the Covenant, meaning the 10 Commandments belong to the Old Covenant, not the New Covenant. They are not a stand-alone document for every age. Let’s talk about it. This podcast episode is the first of several dealing with this subject.