The just shall live by faith!
1. If a person desires to earn his way into heaven, he must do so utilizing God’s standard which is PERFECT OBEDIENCE. The Bible declares those who would attempt this as cursed because the law cannot redeem, only condemn.
Gal 3:10-13 “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.”
2. Those who are redeemed by grace through faith, should continue to live by faith and not by the law. Our motivation to obey God should not be fear of Him, but love for Him who gave His Son for us.
“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree”
LESSON - The law is still beneficial to us, in that, it reminds us of God’s holiness. However, it should be the grace of God which compels us to live holy obedient lives. Knowing that he took upon Himself the curse of our sin upon the cross, this fact should be all the motivation we need to live godly lives.