The Law of God

The Open Bible Studies Number Seven

How did God proclaim His law to His people?

"And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice. And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone."Deuteronomy 4:12, 13. (See also Nehemiah 9:13, 14. For the Ten Commandments see Exodus 20:2-17.) Go to "The Ten Commandments study"

 

How comprehensive are these commandments?

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

 

What is the nature of God's law?

"Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin." Romans 7:12, 14.

 

What shows that the ten-commandment law, spoken and written at Mount Sinai, is the law for the Christian?

"For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty." James 2:10-12.

 

Can one know God and not keep His commandments?

"He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." 1John 2:4.

 

And how do we know that we love the brethren?

"By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments." 1 John 5:2.

 

What is the love of God?

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

 

How did Christ treat His Fathers commandments?

"If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love."John 15:10.

 

If one professes to abide in Christ, how ought he to walk?

"He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked." 1 John 2:6.

 

What did Jesus say of His attitude toward the law?

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

 

What did He teach concerning the stability of the law?

"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." Matthew 5:18.

 

Of what prophecy was this teaching a fulfilment?

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

 

How particular is God concerning Christian conduct?

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

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