Monday, February 27, 2012

Psalm 1:2 in the Light of The Messiah

"How blessed is the man who delights in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night." (Psalm 1:2)

We live after the cross & resurrection. In this age we are to no longer pour adulation on God's old laws but on Jesus Christ the fulfiller of that law. The law was done away with.

Colossians 2:14 tells us that Jesus, "Wiped out the written ordinances (God's Old Covenant laws) that were against us and that stood opposed to us. He took them away and nailed them to the cross." Ephesians 2:15 also tells us that "Jesus abolished in His flesh by His death on the cross the Law of commandments contained in ordinances."

John 1:17 tells us "The law was given through Moses, but God’s favor and truth came through Jesus Christ." The law did not favor men. It condemned everyone who failed to keep even one law on any occasion. The law could be good, loving, and helpful but the law did not empower people to live lovingly. Jesus Christ however does. He brought God's favor (grace), truth, and trustworthiness. He loves us first thus we are able to love others (1 John 4:19).

"How blessed is the man who delights in Jesus our Lord and considers His love day and night!"

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