“Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith” (Galatians 3:21-24).
Today’s Morsel: When we truly look at the word of God, we can see that mamy things were concealed in the Old Testament that attest to Christ’s deity. In many ways, Jesus was concealed in the Old Testament as to who He was. Writing to the church at Galatia, Paul said that the law was a schoolmaster (tutor or instructor), to bring us to Christ so that we would know who He was. He told the people in Athens, “…I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you” (Acts 17:22-23). Paul said that this unknown God you are worshiping is Christ. If You really want to know who Jesus was and is, search the scriptures (John 5:39), and it will reveal Him to you. Solomon said, “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination” (Proverbs 28:9). If you reject God’s word, which is God (John 1:1), then Jesus isn’t going to hear your prayer, yet He will hear a sincere heart of repentance.
Sing: The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. The testimonies of the Lord are sure making wise the simple; more to be desired are they than gold, much fine gold, sweeter also than the honey, and the honey comb.
Thought For Today: Abomination… Rejected of God! (Parker)