Law of God, The

  • Is absolute and perpetual.

    Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

  • GIVEN
    • To Adam.

      Genesis 2:16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

    • To Noah.

      Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

    • To the Israelites.

      Exodus 20:2-17 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; ...

      Psalms 78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:

    • Through Moses.

      Exodus 31:18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

      John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?

    • Through the ministration of angels.

      Acts 7:53 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

      Galatians 3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

      Hebrews 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • Pure.

      Psalms 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

    • Spiritual.

      Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

    • Holy, just, and good.

      Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

    • Exceeding broad.

      Psalms 119:96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

    • Perfect.

      Psalms 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

      Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    • Truth.

      Psalms 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

    • Not grievous.

      1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

  • Requires obedience of the heart.

    Psalms 51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

    Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

    Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

  • Requires perfect obedience.

    Deuteronomy 27:26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

    Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

    James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

  • Love is the fulfilling of.

    Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

    Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

  • It is man's duty to keep.

    Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

  • Man, by nature, not in subjection to.

    Romans 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

    Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

  • Man cannot render perfect obedience to.

    1 Kings 8:46 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;

    Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

    Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

  • Sin is a transgression of.

    1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

  • All men have transgressed.

    Romans 3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

    Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

  • Man cannot be justified by.

    Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

    Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

    Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

  • Gives the knowledge of sin.

    Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

    Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

  • Works wrath.

    Romans 4:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

  • Conscience testifies to.

    Romans 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

  • Designed to lead to Christ.

    Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

  • OBEDIENCE TO
    • A characteristic of saints.

      Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

    • A test of love.

      1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    • Of prime importance.

      1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

  • Blessedness of keeping.

    Psalms 119:1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

    Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

    1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

    1 John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

  • CHRIST
    • Came to fulfil.

      Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

    • Magnified.

      Isaiah 42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.

    • Explained.

      Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

      Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

  • The love of, produces peace.

    Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

  • SAINTS
    • Freed from the bondage of.

      Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

      Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

      Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

    • Freed from the curse of.

      Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

    • Have, written on their hearts.

      Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

      Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

    • Love.

      Psalms 119:97 MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

      Psalms 119:113 SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

    • Delight in.

      Psalms 119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

      Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

    • Prepare their hearts to seek.

      Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

    • Pledge themselves to walk in.

      Nehemiah 10:29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;

    • Keep.

      Psalms 119:55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.

    • Pray to understand.

      Psalms 119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

    • Pray for power to keep.

      Psalms 119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

    • Should remember.

      Malachi 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

    • Should make the subject of their conversation.

      Exodus 13:9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.

    • Lament over the violation of by others.

      Psalms 119:136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

  • THE WICKED
    • Despise.

      Amos 2:4 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked:

    • Forget.

      Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

    • Forsake.

      2 Chronicles 12:1 And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

      Jeremiah 9:13 And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein;

    • Refuse to hear.

      Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

      Jeremiah 6:19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.

    • Refuse to walk in.

      Psalms 78:10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;

    • Cast away.

      Isaiah 5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

  • Is the rule of life to saints.

    1 Corinthians 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

    Galatians 5:13-14 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

  • Is the rule of the judgment.

    Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

  • To be used lawfully.

    1 Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

  • Established by faith.

    Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

  • Punishment for disobeying.

    Nehemiah 9:26-27 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. 27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

 
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