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Weekly Devotionals

Freedom In The Law

It’s easy to get lost in the instructions of how to, how not do, do this, don’t do that of the Law, especially in a book like Leviticus. But for the people of Israel, when they first received all of these instructions, they must have it as a display of God’s grace. Many of the Near East religions had gods that were inconsistent in the way they were worshiped. People were confused as to what angered the gods and what pleased them. But in the Law, Israel experienced the revelation of God and His love for them as He would instruct them so carefully to maintain His relationship with them. They knew exactly what to do, and what not to do, how to do it, and how to not do it, to be in right relationship with Him, there was no second guessing.

This display of God’s grace serves as a reminder of God’s unending character and love for His people. The same grace that was extended to Israel, is freely extended to us today in the 21st century. We no longer have to submit to every word of the Law, instead, under the covenant of grace, in Christ, we are freed from the bondage of death and sin, which was not possible under the Law of Moses, as stated in Acts 13:39: “Through him [Jesus] everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses”

I pray that we can hold the words of Jesus close to our hearts and walk in the freedom we have received in them and not be bound by religiosity.