Does Grace Erase The Law?
“For you are not under law but under grace.” Romans 6:14, NKJV
We often quote this scripture as one that emphasizes we are forgiven for our sins. That is a true interpretation of that verse.
However, does the grace that is taught in the New Testament erase the law that was taught in the Old Testament?
There is a difference between law and grace. The law says, “Kill him”; grace says, “Forgive him.” The law says, “Condemn him”; grace says, “Love him.”
When the law came out of Horeb three thousand men were destroyed. (Ex. 32:28.) At Pentecost, under grace, three thousand men found life. (Acts 2:41.) What a difference!
When Moses came to the burning bush, he was commanded to take the shoes from off his feet. When the prodigal came home after sinning he was given a pair of shoes to put on his feet.
Without the law, there would be no need for grace. Grace was provided us because we cannot keep the law.
Grace does not erase the law. Grace does not excuse the law. Grace does not allow us to break the law. Grace does not ignore the law. Grace covers us from the penalty of breaking the law.
The law still exists. The law still applies. Because of grace we are forgiven when we break the law.
Be encouraged today in knowing that because of grace you are forgiven when you break the law but remember; grace never gives you the freedom to sin.