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Prayer: Dear Father, Forgive Your Children For Changing And Modifying Your Standard In Anyway

One of my sons once explained the role of law and grace in our lives as Christians by saying that the law teaches us godliness while grace gives us the capacity to obey the law. As a result, we might say that the law and grace work together to help us live acceptable lives before God.You cannot claim to be under God's grace while living a lawless life, since those who are under God's grace are bound by the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1-2). Because the Spirit of Lordship now lives in you and controls you to live by Christ's rules, you are a partaker of God's grace.

On the other hand, without God's mercy, you will be unable to follow the directions of this Spirit of Lordship. Why? It's because He has a high standard and is unyielding. This is why Christ paid such a high price to grant us entrance to God's throne, where we get grace to assist us in this area. "Let us therefore fearlessly approach the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace to assist in time of need,” says Hebrews 4:16. The norm set by God is enshrined in His word. The standards that God's word establishes for man to live by cannot be modified, no matter how much the world changes (Matthew 24:35, 2 Timothy 2:19).

In Matthew 5:17-20, our Lord Jesus Christ stated that He did not come to abolish the law or the prophets, but rather to fulfill them through the grace He received from heaven. For those who are willing to obey God, love Him, and worship Him in spirit and truth, His grace is more than enough. Whatever the Lord orders, He grants the ability to carry it out (Philippians 2:13). It is clear from the Lord's teachings in Matthew 5:27-32 that the Law of Moses is His standard. This is due to the fact that His standard establishes God's will as it was in the beginning (Matthew 19:8).

Thankfully, His grace is sufficient to assist us in meeting this ideal. Christ, for example, gave us the grace not just to avoid sexual immorality but also to enable us not lust after the opposite sex in our hearts (Matthew 5:27-28). The law prohibits us from murdering, but the letter of grace aids us in not being enraged at all.The same is true when it comes to divorce. Divorce was condemned by Jesus Christ, who equated it to adultery (Matthew 5:31-32). God's standards haven't changed, and they won't change in the future. Our love for God should drive us to live up to His expectations. According to James 1:25,

“However, whomever looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues therein, not as a forgetful hearer but as a doer of the task, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” Let us look into the complete law of liberty on a regular basis in order to honor our God.

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