In regards to God’s New Covenant…
Proverbs 28:9 – One who turns away his ear FROM HEARING THE LAW, Even his prayer IS AN ABOMINATION.
Romans 6:15 – What, then, does this mean? Should we go on sinning (breaking God’s Law) because we are not under law but under grace? OF COURSE NOT!
Romans 3:31 – Do we then MAKE VOID THE LAW THROUGH FAITH? Certainly not! On the contrary, WE ESTABLISH THE LAW.
1 John 5:3 – For THIS IS “the Love” of God, THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.
…are safe detours AROUND God’s Law.
His Law is at the very heart and core of the New Covenant. God’s Law has been put in the hearts and minds of every TRUE believer:
Hebrews 10:16 – “This is the NEW COVENANT I will make with MY PEOPLE on that day, says the LORD: I will put MY LAWS in THEIR HEARTS, and I will write them on THEIR MINDS.”
Ezekiel 36:27 – I will put My Spirit inside you “AND CHANGE YOU” so that YOU WILL OBEY MY LAWS. You will CAREFULLY OBEY My Commands.
The TRUE, New Covenant FAITH is comprised of God’s Eternal Law. Otherwise, IT ISN’T Genuine, SAVING Faith.
Matthew 19:17 – IF YOU WANT TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE, you MUST OBEY His Commandments.” (Christ)
Romans 2:13 – For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those WHO OBEY the Law WHO WILL BE DECLARED RIGHTEOUS. (Paul)
No man has ever been perfect, but yet, the bible is full of examples of men who kept God’s Law. So, if WE want to have Eternal Life and be considered among those who will be declared Righteous as the bible says, then God’s WHOLE Law- not OUR abbreviated version of it, has got to be an essential part of OUR Faith. Otherwise, WE won’t stand a chance with an illegitimate faith!
Hope you’re having a wonderful Sabbath!