Before I tell you the answer, I would like everyone to stand up. If you do not half of you will knee yourself in the chin from your knee jerk reaction to my statement. OK, are you ready?
GOD WANTS ME TO OBEY THE LAW.
Well, you cannot say that I didn’t warn you.
Before you post your comment, listen to why I said what I said.
First, we are told to be like our master. Mat 10:25 (NIV) “It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!” My master is Jesus Christ and he perfectly obeyed the law. So, if I am to be like him, then I also must obey the law. Of course, I cannot, but that does not relieve me from trying.
Mat 22:36-40 (NIV) “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Tell me, which of these commandments; because I am a Christian, am I released from? Which of these commandments do I want to be released from? Do you want to be released from either one of them?
If one obeys just these two commandments, he will obey all of the law.
I am a slave of God. I want to be the slave of God. I am a Bond Servant. Not one that “must” be a servant, but one that “wants” to be.
I am released from the penalty of the law, but I am not released from the law, nor do I want to be.