“If God saves people by faith alone, why did He give the Law in the first place?” So begins Carl Cosaert in his discussion of this week’s lesson with colleagues at Walla Walla University. (Audio presentation of 14 min 11 sec.)
Listen for a modern illustration of the relationship of the Law to the Promise.
What resonates with me most in this presentation is the question of whether it is really possible to appreciate Christ’s sacrifice without first attempting to keep the Law on our own. I’ve wondered that myself because it was after my recognition that there was nothing in me that could recommend me to God that I truly began to appreciate what Christ has done for me. And that’s the key to the joy that Jesus promised us. (John 15:11)
What resonates with you in this conversation?