Fulfilled in Jesus

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Monday, March 07, 2005

Against Such There is No Law

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;
against such there is no law."
(Galatians 5:22-23 RSV)

"But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law."
(Galatians 5:18)

Against such things, there is no law!
In sight of these things, the law is nothing!

Not only that "there is no law against love, joy, etc." (though this is also so
true!), but that the law collapses in sight of these things! Just like the law
could not save but the Son can! The feeble "don'ts" of the law cannot stand
up to the "do" and "love" of Jesus. The Spirit shatters the law, producing the
fruit that the law never could. Compared to the Spirit, there is no law
-- nothing!

When He shines on you in His love, joy, peace, goodness and His
faithfulness, all your ideas about what's right to do and what's not right just
simply collapse. You see that it's only Him who is right, and He alone is
worthy. In that moment you know only Him and you put aside your
efforts to try and "reach" Him or vain ideas of becoming righteous, because
glory is His alone.


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