Saturday, 25 May 2013

A Better Law


A Better Law
A better law? When our Lord Jesus Christ have abolished the law! This is the mindset of most Christians, who promptly declare we are in the era of grace and not Law and quickly quote Galatians 5:18,''but if you are led by the spirit, you are not under law''.

You remember Matthew 5:17-25? In particular verse 17, ''Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them Christ ended the law,but did not abolish them, he ended the law to give us a better life in the spirit, which is the provision of grace.

He did end the law to our benefits, to a greater access to him, instead of making sacrifices of goats and other animals everyday of the week at Sobi hills in Kwara State or Idanre hills in Ondo State, in the contemporary Nigeria. He saved us from this stress, because he knew that the swoosh of traffic in Nigeria is increasing day in day out, and you may likely require another sacrifice for cursing a taxi driver before getting to your intended destination.

He that knows the end from the beginning understands that there would be scarcity of animals in the world, if we were left to live by law, so instead of covering our iniquities with the blood of animals, he decided to grant us a better privilege, an exfoliating one at that, which will rather cleanse our iniquity and eliminate the rancid smell that our sinful life produce.

Like the story of the woman whom the Jewish people,teachers of the law and pharisees were gunning for at the temple courts for an act of adultery, when Jesus stepped in, he didn't ask if she could afford sacrifices, he said '' he that is without sin should be the first to cast a stone, and when her accuser had gone away, Jesus told the woman, go and sin no more John 8:3-11. Now that is much more grace, grace unlimited is what I call it.

But we are in a generation where this end of law is being abused thoroughly. That young lady in the medical school, dare not put on any trash to the ward for mere ward posting, but would conveniently put on an eye provoking dress to church next Sunday. You see it is the Lord that ended the law that deserves trash! Same way that beautiful law student can't just appear in any form of black and white outfit in the law school, but she's scantily dressed in church the coming sunday. 

In some institutions, law students are not even permitted to participate in beauty pageantry, but in the church of grace today you find beauty pageantry been organized, comparing the beautiful ones abi? 
When the bible says comparism is a game for fools.

It is in church all the compromise is made! We have abused this grace enough, we have insinuated that grace and a licence to dress indecently are the same.

Stop abusing this freedom. Grace is only a better law!