Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Under Law or Under Grace

Under Law or Under Grace? Visualize the Hebrew Tabernacle as described in Exodus and Leviticus. Put yourself in the Most Holy Place, with embroidered curtains, golden furniture and light from God's presence. Sense the holiness and mystery and grab hold of the Mercy Seat on the Ark of the Covenant. Now you are under grace.

What are you thinking about?

Are you thinking about how awesome it is that the King of the Universe is full of grace and mercy toward you? Or are you thinking about your next planned sin. Under grace doesn't mean you can do whatever you want. It means grabbing hold of the mercy seat and being covered by God's grace instead of being crushed under the weight of the law - under law.

Jesus said it best when He said, If you fall on the Rock you will be broken (as in breaking you free from sin and giving you a new life). But if the Rock falls on you, you will be crushed (as in that's it folks). So, would you rather be under grace, on top of the mercy seat, falling on the Rock Jesus Christ, or would you rather be under the law - bearing the full penalty of your deeds because you refused mercy from God?