What the Bible Says About the Law of God
by Pastor Mike Fortune
January 17, 2015
- It’s all good (Isaiah ; Luke 24:44; Psalm 1:1-2; Deuteronomy 4:8; Romans 13:8-10; Romans 7:7; Psalm 40:8; Jeremiah 31:33; Psalm 19:7-10)
- Used correctly (1 Timothy 1:8; Romans ; James 1:22-25; Matthew 5:17-20; Galatians ; Romans ; Romans ,14; Romans 10:4)
- Throughout eternity (Genesis ; Psalm 111:7-8; Genesis 26:5; Genesis 39:9; Psalm 119:105; Revelation 11:18-19; John ; 1 John 5:3)
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20 Look to God's instructions and teachings! People who contradict his word are completely in the dark.
20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
44 Then he said, 'When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled.
1 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. 2 But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.
8 And what great nation has decrees and regulations as righteous and fair as this body of instructions that I am giving you today?
8 Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God's law. 9 For the commandments say, 'You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.'
7 Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is sinful? Of course not! In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin. I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, 'You must not covet.'
8 I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.
33 'But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,' says the LORD. 'I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.’
7 The instructions of the LORD are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8 The commandments of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight for living. 9 Reverence for the LORD is pure, lasting forever. The laws of the LORD are true; each one is fair. 10 They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.
1 Timothy 1:8
8 We know that the law is good when used correctly.
20 For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.
22 But don't just listen to God's word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.23 For if you listen to the word and don't obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.25 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don't forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
17 "Don't misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God's law will disappear until its purpose is achieved.
24 Let me put it another way. The law was our guardian until Christ came; it protected us until we could be made right with God through faith. 25 And now that the way of faith has come, we no longer need the law as our guardian.
31 Well then, if we emphasize faith, does this mean that we can forget about the law? Of course not! In fact, only when we have faith do we truly fulfill the law.
12 But still, the law itself is holy, and its commands are holy and right and good. 14 So the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin.
1 Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved. 2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. 3 For they don't understand God's way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God's way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. 4 For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.
33 Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he worshiped the LORD, the Eternal God.
7 All he does is just and good, and all his commandments are trustworthy. 8 They are forever true.
5 Abraham listened to me and obeyed all my requirements, commands, decrees, and instructions.
How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God.
105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
18 The nations were filled with wrath, but now the time of your wrath has come. It is time to judge the dead and reward your servants the prophets, as well as your holy people,
and all who fear your name, from the least to the greatest. It is time to destroy all who have caused destruction on the earth. 19 Then, in heaven, the Temple of God was opened and the Ark of his covenant could be seen inside the Temple...
15 If you love me, obey my commandments.
1 John 5:3
3 Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.