Pristine Grace

The Law of the LORD
Part 1
by Scott Price
The Law of the LORD

"Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled" Matthew 5:17-18

    The law of the LORD is perfectly holy, strict, and inflexible. Jehovah will not compromise His standard of holiness. He will not lower the standard for ANYBODY. When I say anybody I mean not even Himself. The LORD must be faithful to Himself. He must act in accordance with the harmony of His attributes. He will not and cannot act sovereignly through His omnipotence to dishonor His own law. He is not above the law. His law is a mirror reflection of His own holy character.

    The Father sent Christ Jesus to fulfill the law which was part of the work of establishing a righteousness for His people. Christ was made subject to or under the law. He came with the goal in mind to magnify and make the law honorable. Christ was not held to a lower standard of obedience because He was Deity but rather was accountable to obey not only because it was His holy nature to do so but also for the everlasting covenant grace with the Father. If He was the mediator and representative of the elect in that covenant He must be a perfect law keeper.

    In order for God to be both a just God and a Saviour Christ must be under, obey and fulfill the holy law. He must be just when He justifies the ungodly. The only way He can do that is a salvation that is grounded on the imputed (not imparted) righteousness of Christ based on His accomplished death and successful sacrifice. If there is to be grace there first must be law and justice satisfied. Those that seek to do away with God's law in salvation are Antinomian and those who seek to be justified by their own deeds of the law in some way are Legalists. Those that believe the law must be magnified and honored by Christ and a justification by imputation of righteousness believe the only gospel and way of salvation revealed in the word of God. All other ways are false and damnable. Beware of them.