The Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ (John 1:17). (Yesterday’s post elaborated on this idea.)
God the Father gave the Law through Moses. While the nations were permitted to go their own ways (Acts 14:16), He called the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to a life obedient to the Law of Moses. At the proper time, God the Father sent forth His Son to redeem Abraham’s descendants (Galatians 4:4-5). His Son, however, also became a Redeemer to the whole world by calling all nations to repentance (Acts 26:20). The Son is the Savior of the world (John 4:42; 1 John 4:14).
God the Father is associated with the Law of Moses which was for the Jews. Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, is associated with grace – the grace that comes to all humanity through the lordship of Christ.
For this reason, though Saul of Tarsus had been a Hebrew of Hebrews he became a devoted follower of Messiah – Christ Jesus our Lord (Philippians 3:2-11).
God the Father administered the Law that had been given through Moses. This administration passed away that the whole world might be governed by an administration of faith in the Son of God, Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:10; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 1:4).
This doesn’t mean that God is a trinity. There is only one God. It means that God the Father became the Son of God. Therefore, let us worship the Son of God with a wholly devoted heart. As the Father, He gave the law of Moses; as the Son, He gives us grace.
To learn more about Christ versus the Trinity, see:
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.