We have been focused on the Law of Moses enough now to realize how tedious the material is. Referring to Leviticus, one gentleman said to me: “I must be honest in telling you that “it’s just not my cup of tea”. I find very little in it to help equip Christians for “living out the Christian life” on a day-to-day basis”.
I appreciate his candor and I can relate. But we are committed to reading through the Bible (all of it!) and we only have 2 more days in Leviticus!
Meditate for a moment on what the New Testament writers said about the Law of Moses:
“A burden … which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear” (Acts 15:10)
“The handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us” (Colossians 2:14)
“For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.” (Hebrews 10:4)
Law was “a tutor to bring us to Christ”. (Galatians 3:24)
The Laws were “a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ” (Colossians 2:17)
“(God) has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross”. (Colossians 2:14)
This all may sound like it was a futile institution. Not so! It served God’s purpose and Paul suggests that it was the best law ever (Galatians 3:21). But ultimately, that is all it was – a law – and a law cannot save. It made man aware of his need for a Savior and pointed to Jesus!
“For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17).
What are your thoughts on the Law?