Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Luke-Lawyer's burdens

Luke 11:45  Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
Luke 11:46  And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.


 No man is able to keep all of God's laws. To not keep one of the laws places you under the curse of the law.  

 Deu 27:26  Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.  

 To break one law is to be in sin and separated from God. The Lawyers were the experts at interpreting the law of Moses. Because of their interpretations of the law, they added minute details and burdens to the law. They used the scriptures to impose religious bondage on the people. Jesus came to remove those burdens, for the Lawyers would not do so.  

 Mat 11:28  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Mat 11:29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  

Gal 3:10  For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Gal 3:11  But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
Gal 3:12  And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Gal 3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

  Faith in Jesus results in the grace of God. Jesus in you has kept all the laws, so we walk in freedom by His Spirit of truth. We no longer suffer, trying in the flesh to please God by laws and works. Christ Jesus has given us His Spirit and freedom to walk by faith, it is the work of God in us and by us, His grace through faith.

1 comment:

spacecowboy123 said...

How some people think they can have righteousness by keeping the law is beyond me. You'd have to throw out the entire NT and much of the OT as well. Abraham was declared righteous by God. His righteousness was imputed;not because he kept the law; though he did a lot of good things; but because he believed God. ( The promise ) Before circumcision was instituted; before the law was written. Abraham believed God and God declared him righteous.If man could keep the law and enter into heaven; than man could boast. But no flesh will ever boast before God.
Abraham was not an isolated case. David in Psalm 32 says:
1 How happy is the one
whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered! 2 How happy is the man
the Lord does not charge with sin,
and in whose spirit is no deceit!
4 For day and night Your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was drained
as in the summer's heat. Selah 5 Then I acknowledged my sin to You
and did not conceal my iniquity.
I said,
";I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,";
and You took away the guilt of my sin. Selah 6 Therefore let everyone who is faithful pray to You
at a time that You may be found.
When great floodwaters come,
they will not reach him.
7 You are my hiding place;
You protect me from trouble.
You surround me with joyful shouts of deliverance.Selah

8 I will instruct you and show you the way to go;
with My eye on you, I will give counsel.