This article is part of the Notable Quotes series.
Rules vs. Relationship
Are Christians to disregard the law or embrace it with joy? Learn to see the law of God as a feast for your famished soul through these quotations from Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands by Jen Wilkin.
“Law and grace have come to be pitted against one another as enemies, when in fact, they are friends. The God of the Old Testament and the God of the New have been placed in opposition, when in fact, they are one and the same. God does not change. His justice and compassion have always coexisted, and so have his law and his grace.”
“We should love the law because we love Jesus, and because Jesus loved the law.”
“Obedience to the law is the means of sanctification for the believer.”
“The law is graciously given to set us apart from those around us, and to point the way to love of God and love of neighbor. The Ten Words show us how to live holy lives as citizens of heaven while we yet dwell on earth. For the believer, the law becomes a means of grace.”
“We were created in the image of God. The more we worship an idol, the more we will conform to its image. To put to death an idol is to be restored to the image of God.”
“God has chosen to reveal himself through the Scriptures and through Christ. We know the truth about who God is by becoming acquainted with this revelation, by learning the Bible, and by measuring all teaching against his word. And we know the truth about who God is through Christ, the spiritually undiminished image bearer.”
“The narrow path is narrow because its gate is Christ alone, and its way is the way of holiness. It is the path that teaches us the delight of loving God and neighbor as we look toward a day when all will be made new.”
“No more external obedience. Obedience that pleases God begins in the heart.”
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