Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Friday, July 14, 2017
What Purpose the Law?
This Bible Study is from my notes as our Teacher Linda brought the Message
The Prophet Habakkuk wanted
God to bring judgment on the wicked who had broken God's law. He observed the enemy God sent to punish the people as being
terrible, dreadful, and fiercer than avenging wolves.
Paul was writing to the Galatian Christians - -
Galatians 3:2-3 O foolish Galatians! This only
I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law,
or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish?
Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
had begun in the Spirit and reverted back to law.How does this work in relationship with
Christ and the Law?
3:13-14Christ has redeemed us from
the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursediseveryone who hangs on a tree,” that the blessing of Abraham
might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise
of the Spirit through faith.
man is justified by the Law – it is evident the just shall live by faith.What purpose then the Law?It was added because of sin until the promise
of Christ should come to be our mediator.
Faith, we were under the Law which was a schoolmaster or tutor to bring us to
Christ.Those who are baptized into
Christ have put on Christ.
John 3:4 Everyone
who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.
Jesus was manifested to take away our sins.In Him there is NO sin.So
consider this, those who abide IN Christ sin not.Whosoever is born of God does not commit
sin;(on purpose or plan ahead to
sin.)And if we do sin – we are to
repent quickly and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
commandment is to Love God and to love one another, and when we keep this
commandment, we dwell IN Him and He abides IN us by the spirit.
wicked surround the righteous.It is a
common thing because we do live in this world.
13:1 How long oh Lord will you hide your face.It seems my enemy exalts themselves over me.
David like Habakkuk was
crying out to God for vengeance.“Do you
really Care?”Even in the midst of all this,
I trust you Lord, andI will sing.
We question; “Why aren’t my
prayers being answered?My children and
loved ones are not serving God as they should.”
I realize personal choice is
involved and each person has a self will for the paths they take.My heart breaks for those not following Jesus.
Habakkuk prophesied a long
time, and it took many years for Assyria to
fall.It took Babylon
3 years to siege on Jerusalem.Daniel also prophesied and 7 more years
passed.Babylon over-came Jerusalem and took captive the educated people to work
North Korea is proud and boastful.Other nations believe they are superior to
As Americans we have access to knowledge, and we have our computers and smart phones and we say: “We are Strong.”
We are to realize that Israel is God’s child still, and God is
displeased with those who plan against his HolyCity
and His people.
Here in the USA our borders
have been breached, by 9/11 and other terrorists.Fires and floods rage and seeming by natural
We are to pray for our
leaders and our Nation.Pray for
motivation for those who oppose righteousness that they will decide to unify.