Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
The Law of God can sometimes be a controversial subject. Naturally the unsaved do not care to hear about it. We do not like to be condemned and when faced with God’s Law we all fall short. Romans 3:23. There are times when even those who name the name of Christ are uneasy about the preaching of the Law. Some even try to tell us that there is no need for the preaching of the Law anymore. These folks are what theologians call anti-nomians. The Bible tells us that the Law is holy, just and good. Certainly it is because God is the author of it and therefore it has the same traits and characteristics as it’s Author.
We want to do a study to rightly divide the word on the subject of the Law. In the light of scripture, we want to understand the eternality of the moral law, the fulfillment of the ceremonial law and our responsibility to live by the civil law as it is consistent with God’s word. But before we get into that let us think for a few moments about how similar the Law is to it’s Author.
The Law is holy, just and good. Text. Also 1Tim. 1:8. 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.
God is Holy. Josh. 24:19. And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
God is Just. Rom. 3:26. To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
God is Good. Ps. 73:1. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
The Law is Perfect and True. Ps. 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. Ps. 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. Neh. 9:13 Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:
God is Perfect. Ps. 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
God is True. Jn. 3:33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
The Law is Love and Spirit. 1Tim. 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: Rom. 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Rom. 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
God is Love. 1Jn. 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
God is Spirit. Jn. 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
More to come…