The Law of God Bible Study Page Three

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Note two:- "Moral law is that declaration of God's will which directs and binds all men, in every age and place, to their whole duty to Him. It was most solemnly proclaimed by God Himself at Sinai."— Buck's Theological Dictionary, art." Law."

"This law is so extensive that we cannot measure it, so spiritual that we cannot evade it, and so reasonable that we cannot find fault with it."— Scott, Comments on Exodus 20 :1-17.

"The law of God is a divine law—holy, heavenly, perfect. . . . There is not a command too many; there is not one too few; but it is so incomparable that its perfection is a proof of its divinity."— Spurgeon, Sermon on the Law.


Note three:- "The laws of the Jews are commonly divided into moral, ceremonial, and judicial. The moral laws are such as grow out of the nature of things, which cannot therefore be changed,—such as the duty of loving God and His creatures. These cannot be abolished, as it can never be made right to hate God, or to hate our fellow men. Of this kind are the Ten Commandments; and these the Saviour neither abolished or superseded. The ceremonial laws are such as are appointed to meet certain states of society, or to regulate the religious rites and certain ceremonies of a people. These can be changed when circumstances are changed, and yet the law be untouched."— Dr. Albert Barnes, on Matthew 5:18.

There is a clear distinction between God's moral law of Ten Commandments and the ceremonial law of ordinances. The one was written by the finger of God on tables of stone (Exodus 31:18), and the other by Moses in a book (2Chronicles 35:12). The one was magnified by Christ (Isaiah 42:21), and is to stand forever (Psalms 111:7-8); And the other was abolished by Christ (Ephesians 2:15), and taken away (Colossians 2:14).


Note four:- "Because the law of the Lord is perfect, and therefore changeless, it is impossible for finite men, in themselves, to meet the standard of its requirement. This is why Jesus came as our Redeemer. It was His mission, By making men partakers of the divine nature, to bring them into harmony with the principles of the law of heaven. When we forsake our sins, and receive Christ as our Saviour, the law is exalted. The Apostle Paul asks, 'Do we then make void the law thorough faith? God forbid: yea we establish the law.'"— Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, page 79.