A Better Biography #4

Monday, November 15, 2021

“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5:14,15 KJV).

How can the truths of today’s Scripture lead us to have better biographies?

If the Law was designed to point out Israel’s sin—and, by doing so, accentuate everyone’s sin (Jew and Gentile alike; Romans 3:19,20)—why should we go back to it to seek victorious Christian living? First Timothy chapter 1: “[7] Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. [8] But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; [9] Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, [10] For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; [11] According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.”

We are justified—declared righteous—by faith in Jesus Christ alone as our personal Saviour (Romans 3:22-31). Having taught us our need for the Saviour, the Law can therefore do nothing else for us: “…the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners.” Read Galatians 3:24,25: “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.”

Possessing a completed Bible, the mystery program committed to the Apostle Paul now fully revealed to us, does it make sense for us to fall back on previous revelation as though more recent information from God has not been disclosed? Today, we have the Grace of God—not the Law of Moses!—to teach us how to live….

Our latest Bible Q&A: “Does the King James Bible in Luke 14:10 suggest Jesus encouraged people to worship fellow humans?