On the fifth Day of Christmas

my True Love gave to me:

Five books of the Law!

In the song, this is a climax, and meditated on joyfully. So in the Word. Psalm 119:97: "Oh, how I love Your law; it is my meditation all the day." Joshua 1:8: "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it."

The New Testament has much to say about us not being under the law if we are in Christ. That the curse of the law is lifted and removed from us. Thank God! But we also praise Him that He has given us a way to live. The law remains the oracles of God (Romans 3:2), and its requirements are met in us as we are justified by Christ (Galatians 3:13) and sanctified by His Spirit (Romans 8:4). That last phrase is key. The Spirit filled life is contrasted to the life lived in the flesh, based on the law-principle of works. But the Spirit filled life leads to doing the law the way the law was meant to be followed.

Praise God for His gift to us of the law, showing us how to live before Him!

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