Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The relationship : Law, faith, righteousness, please God, person has life, blessings of Abraham, and good deeds

Here are some bible verses for you to meditate:

Romans 3:21-22 (NLT)
21 But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses[a] and the prophets long ago. 22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

Acts 13:39 (NLT)
39 Everyone who believes in him is declared right with Godsomething the law of Moses could never do.

Romans 1:17 (NLT)
17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”[a]

Romans 9:30 (NLT)
30 What does all this mean? Even though the Gentiles were not trying to follow God’s standards, they were made right with God. And it was by faith that this took place.

Galatians 3:12-16 (New International Version)
12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them."[a] 13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree."[b] 14He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)
6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

Romans 7:4 (NLT)
4 So, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the point: You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God.

Law is not based on faith. Law cannot make us righteous. We are made right(righteous) with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. It is through faith the righteous person has life. It is impossible to please God without faith. The blessings of Abraham come through Christ. So there is the link between righteousness, righteous person has life, blessings of Abraham and pleasing to God with faith, but there is no link to the law.

For all of us who have identified with Christ (born again/accepted Christ into our life) have died with Christ and also died to the power of the law . So we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God. There is no link of good deeds for God with the law.

Rejoice. Christ in us is the hope of glory. Christ is more than enough for us.