Lawfully Using The Law
The Law is both acceptable and valuable in the Christian life.
This quickly gets rid of the case and misconstruing of numerous Christians that we are so totally conveyed from the Law that we don’t have anything to do with it any longer.
Paul says that isn’t the situation.
The Law is acceptable and valuable, however it must be utilized properly.
The Law is acceptable, obviously, in light of the fact that God Himself gave it.
The striking thing about the Law is that those Ten Commandments are simply the solitary piece of the Bible God Himself actually composed with His own hand.
Moses didn’t think of them; Charlton Heston didn’t keep in touch with them! They were composed by the hand of God on tablets of stone and conveyed by heavenly attendants to Moses on Mount Sinai.
Truth be told, God composed the Law twice. After the main tablets were broken, Moses got back to the mountain, and God composed the Law once more.
That in itself should show that the Law is significant and not to be discarded.
Besides, as you study those Ten Commandments, you find that they mirror the character and sacredness of God. They are a declaration of the existence of God, both in its outward conduct and its internal mentalities.
That is the reason the Law never will change. The Law addresses God’s exemplary requests for human conduct anyplace on earth. It is even composed into the hearts of individuals who have never known about the Ten Commandments.
That is the reason most human laws- – laws we make for the control of our conduct in city, state, and public government- – depend on, and mirror, the Ten Commandments. So the Law won’t be discarded. Paul says it is heavenly, just, and great.
Further, the Law is helpful. In any event, for us Christians, the Law has a spot in our lives, Paul says, on the off chance that one uses it appropriately.
Not everything about the Law continues into the Christian life, yet there is a proper utilization of the Law in the Christian life. Our Lord Himself showed that in the Sermon on the Mount:
Try not to imagine that I have come to abrogate the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to nullify them however to satisfy them.
I come clean with you, until paradise and earth vanish, not the littlest letter, not minimal stroke of a pen, will using any and all means vanish from the Law until everything is cultivated.
Any individual who breaks one of the least of these precepts and instructs others to do a similar will be called least in the realm of paradise, however whoever practices and trains these orders will be called incredible in the realm of paradise (Matthew 5:17-19).
Those words should make clear what Paul demands here in 1 Timothy that the Law isn’t killed.
The Law will consistently be there on the grounds that it is blessed, just, and great; it mirrors the personality of God. So it has a section we would say.