Skip to comments.A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....1-02-06....Military Monday
Posted on 01/01/2006 7:28:19 PM PST by The Mayor
T.G.I.F. at the Finest
Every Thursday at the Finest
|January 2, 2006
In some ways the Mosaic law is to the Christian what a crutch is to an athlete. It is good when needed and used properly. But a crutch cannot be employed to win a 100-yard dash, nor can leaning on a system of legal statements ever bring us spiritual victory.
Paul emphasized the diminishing splendor of the Old Testament law by comparing it to the surpassing glory of life and liberty in the Spirit. Referring to Moses' shining face after he had been given the Ten Commandments, the apostle likened the fading brightness of his countenance to the temporary and incomplete nature of the Sinai disclosures he had received. The people of Israel would soon discover that God's message from the mount was also the standard by which they would be condemned.
Where the Holy Spirit reigns, however, there is abundant grace, and its splendor far exceeds that of the law. Imagine lighting a match in a completely dark place. The sudden burst of flame provides an impressive display of light. But if you struck a match in the presence of the noonday sun, its flickering rays would seem insignificant.
The commandments were demanding and ultimately they condemned; but life in the Spirit brings the experience of God's transforming power into our heart. Mart De Haan
The diminishing splendor of the law is no match for the glory of God's grace.
God Bless Our Troops and Veterans
Thank you Deadhead!
You're Welcome :-) and .... Thank You!
Good evening Mayor. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend. Is it warming up there a little, since you'll have to be out and about tomorrow?
Thanks for our beautiful lesson from God's Word.
Now we see in a glass darkly but then face to face....
Yes, it's been pretty warm, rainy day tomorrow..
I am going to the Sheriffs swearing in ceremony..
Meg, That is beautiful..
Beautiful patriotic butterfly and message :-)
I hope they're not doing it outside. That sounds like a neat thing to be doing. Is he a Republican?..a friend?
I'm glad for your sake that it has warmed up some.
Everything is inside and yes he is a friend and Republican.
I am sure all the big wigs will be there so I can see what 'they' are up to, if ya know what I mean.
Always a good thing to do. Did your election results ever get resolved?
No, it will take months..
That's got to be so exasperating! And frustrating!
Oh yes it is, but I must have patience....................... : )
I will lay it on the line with the Republican leaders tomorrow, tell them exactly how I feel. : )
Good for you. Never give up, Rus. I really don't think you can call them "leaders"! Also, have a good time celebrating with your sheriff friend.