With this episode we begin a new series: God’s Holy Law. In this episode we consider what the law is, how the moral law is distinguished from the civil and ceremonial aspects of the law, the universality of the law, its expression in creation, its expression in Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5, and Matthew 22. I had intended to begin this series when it was interrupted by what turned into a 13-part series on nomism, antinomianism, and The Marrow of Modern Divinity. It’s useful to meditate on God’s law because the law is reflection of God’s nature and as we come to know it and, as believers, to delight in it, we come to know and delight in God more fully. From the law we gain greater appreciation of God’s holiness, his purity, his goodness, and his righteousness. We also gain insight into who we are and how we were created and constituted under the covenant of works. From the law alone we learn the greatness of our sin and misery and the sweetness of the gospel and finally, from the law we learn the moral pattern for the Christian life.
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