Word for the Workweek
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
If Christ is the end of the law, where is the beginning? Where does the law begin? Who determined what is right and what is wrong? If you have been following a Bible reading program to read through the Bible in a year, you have already read Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus. These 3 books of the Bible clearly teach us that the law begins with God. He determines what is morally and spiritually right and what is morally and spiritually wrong.
But we have all been guilty of breaking God's law. All of us have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). So, we agree that God is the beginning of the law. He determined what is right and what is wrong. But Christ is the end of the law. What does that mean? It means we don't have to look any further to secure salvation and find God's forgiveness. God's forgiveness comes through believing in and accepting Christ's righteousness. Have you done that?
When we fail another human being, it is sometimes necessary to ask their forgiveness and they may or may not forgive us. Regardless of their acceptance or not, asking for forgiveness is always the right thing to do. We can rest in the truth that God will always forgive us when we look to the righteousness of His Son. Matter of fact, this scripture teaches us that we should look no further. Christ is the end of the law.
Dear Father, Thank you for the gracious gift of your son. Although we have all sinned against your law, you have given us a clear avenue to find forgiveness. I thank you that Jesus is at the end of our road and we don't have to look any further. Help us to experience your peace each and every day as we pray to you in the name of your Son Jesus who died for all of our sins. Amen.
Have a Great Week!