The Law and the Gospel of God's Grace
“Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all.” Romans 4:16
There are more than six billion people on the face of this earth. If you extracted from each one the very best character traits and put those things into one man, that one man would still have to bow before God and cry out for mercy to be saved.
We’ve got to quit trying to be saved by doing good things or being a moral person or even by keeping the Ten Commandments.
The law says “if.” The gospel says “therefore.”
The law says you must earn salvation. The gospel says salvation is a gift.
The law demands holiness. The gospel providesholiness.
The law says run, but it doesn’t give us legs.
The gospel says fly, and it gives us wings of grace.
Read Romans 10. What application can you gain for your life from this chapter?
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