In every law school in America, you will learn about things like the code of Hammurabi, the Magna Carta, and English common law. However, these are historical references to what the US Constitution DELIVERS us from. The US Constitution is a SUPERIOR covenant that SUPERSEDES any other covenant for those who are part of the citizenship covenant. Likewise, the new covenant is superior (Hebrews 8:6) as it nails the ordinances of the law to the cross (Ephesians 2:15, Colossians 2:14). You don’t have to ask God to “create in me a clean heart,” as David did, because we get a clean heart in the new birth — and we cannot attain it by “holy living” according to the law. Turning New Testament saints to the law for any reason is to trade the yoke of sin for the yoke of religion…and that’s bondage. We are saved (and kept and discipled) by grace through faith, not by works!
© 2014 – Derrick Day (www.derrickday.com)