Monday, April 19, 2021

Never Despise the Law

Hopefully, you understand why God gave us The Ten Commandments. They prepare us for the One who can save us from sin and death. The Law of God prepares the soil of the human heart so that it can receive the seed of the Gospel. It convinces us of the disease, so that we can appreciate the cure. J. C. Ryle said, "Never, never let us despise [the Law]. It is the symptom of an ignorant ministry, and unhealthy state of religion, when the Law is reckoned unimportant. The true Christian delights in God's Law." In speaking of the Christian's attitude to the Law, John Wesley said, "Yea, love and value it for the sake of Him from whom it came, and of Him to whom it leads. Let it be thy glory and joy, next to the cross of Christ. Declare its praise, and make it honorable before all men." There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.