There are at least four distinct purposes of the law for Christians today, and each follows from the last.
We are presented in this passage with a lesson in how those in Christ should live in a fallen world – how those in the second Adam should live under the curse of the first Adam.
This study is based upon the New City Catechism. Text Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned. (Romans 5:12) Exposition No man can keep the law of God perfectly. Did God create us this way? As we … Continue reading Created to Keep God’s Law (Catechism XIV)
Beginnings are usually the best places to start. The Bible is no exception.
Man can do whatever he wants, but he only ever wants to do evil.
The elderly king is looking for fruit amid fruitlessness.
The Apostle James reminds us that, in the final two commandments of the Decalogue, we are still reflecting on how to love our neighbor (James 2:8).
There is no cause for shame to keep us from repentance.