Law Through Moses; Grace Through Jesus

The apostle John crystalized the understanding that the Lord had given the apostles when he wrote that the Law was given through Moses but grace and truth were realized through Jesus (John 1:17).

What Moses wrote as a legal and religious code for the nation of Israel was transformed into the charter of the kingdom of God through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  In one of the most notable examples of this transformation, circumcision was no longer to be a physical act undertaken for the descendants of Abraham according to the flesh.  Rather, it was recognized as a work of the Spirit by which hearts would turn to the Lord and worship Him in spirit and truth.  It is the same set of words about circumcision, but with a spiritual (the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ) instead of a fleshly (the Law of Moses) meaning.

Not all of this meaning was opened immediately.  Even today, most of us do not see all of Moses’ Law laid out in terms of grace.  Yet Moses Himself said that Jesus would explain everything to us if we would only give heed to Him (Deuteronomy 18:15).  If our understanding has ceased to grow, it can only mean we have ceased listening to our Teacher.  Let us return to Him!

The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.

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