To venable (verb): To randomly muse upon this and that.

Some time ago (here), I observed that we are saved from keeping the law. So how can I now say that we are saved to keep the law? The issue here revolves around how we view God. As a non-Christian, our default position is to rightly view God as judge. As a Christian though, our view is radically changed. Now our default position is to view God as Father. The natural heart cry of the Christian is to think of Him as our Father.

So now we are Christians and know God as our kind and loving Father, how do we respond? Well, if you love somebody one of the things you are inclined to do is to act so as to please them. How do we respond then to the fact that we have a kind loving father? We respond by wanting to please Him. And how do we know what pleases Him? We have His law which reveals what He loves and what He hates. With this in mind then the Christian wants to keep the law. We are not doing this to “get on the right side of God”. Rather we are doing it because we want to bring pleasure to Him.

Moreover, when the Spirit of God is moving in our lives, this is where He is taking us to. For example, we read in Romans 8:4 that Christ has worked to save us in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

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