“I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all the sons of the Most High.’ But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler.”Psalm 82:6-7
Do you know how critical it is that we are created in God’s image? When we live in imitation of God, seeking to do His will, all of creation is better for it. We reflect God’s glory so that it shines ever brighter. But when we turn away to pursue the wickedness of our own hearts, God’s glory is shaded and the world is darker.
Breaking the law mars God’s image in us. In Christ, we are adopted as His royal sons and daughters, given a new nature and status. God’s law does not automatically grant that status. Rather, it shows our failures and drives us to our Savior, who kept every part of it perfectly for us.
Throughout this month we have seen how the Old Testament Law and the New Testament teachings of the Bible go hand-in-hand. We’ve gotten a glimpse of the magnificent story of God’s love and rescue of His people, a singular story that runs from the very beginning of the Bible to the last page. In your journey with Him, do not despair over your failure to keep the law. Rejoice. Jesus, your brother, has triumphed!
“God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.” (Galatians 4:4-5)
Bible In A Year
- Jeremiah 37-38
- Psalm 120
- 1 Corinthians 14