The Law. The Love. The Life.
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
As we prepare for the Lord's Supper, take God's Word and turn with me to Galatians 3. It's from this 3rd chapter of Galatians that I want to speak to you about:
The Law. The Love. The Life
The church at Galatia had some members who were trying to obey their way to heaven. Had you asked them if they thought they were going to heaven when they die, the majority of them would have said, "Well, I hope so. I'm doing the best I can. I'm trying to be a good person," as though human effort could get them to heaven.
Look how Paul responds to their human efforts in Galatians 3.10, "For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse, for it is written, 'Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them."
They were living under a curse! And do you know how they got under this curse? By trying to please God! They wanted to please God with their life!
Let me ask you a question: do you want to please God with your life? Well, if you love Jesus you do! If you've been saved you do!
If I were to ask for a show of hands of those who want to please God with their life, hands would go up everywhere. So would theirs! They thought that God would be pleased with their life by doing the best they could.
So, they didn't beat their wife. They paid their taxes. They were good neighbors. They observed the law the best they could and do you know what the Bible calls them? CURSED!
Verse 10, "For as many as are of the works of the law are under the CURSE ..." That's why Jesus came! He came to set us free from a life of regulations into a life of liberty! Jesus came, died and arose from the grave to set us free from the bondage and curse of the Law.
Now somebody says, "Well, then what was the purpose of the Law to begin with? Why did God give the Moral Laws, if nobody could keep them and therefore ...
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