Tuesday, April 08, 2008


A Better Law

"A Better Law"

By Ramone - April 7, 2008
"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set me free from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as a sin offering, He condemned sin in flesh, in order that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit."

- Romans 8:1-4 RSV
This is a picture of finding liberty and life at the cross. The law we tried to keep lies broken at the foot of the cross -- still broken from when Moses first threw the tablets of the covenant down after Israel broke the covenant, still broken from when Adam & Eve disobeyed God's one command in the Garden of Eden. Looking up to Christ and seeing what He has done on the cross, we find the Holy Spirit lighting our lives with Himself. And we live according to Him, now, the Law of the Spirit --
"But now we are discharged from the law, dead to that which held us captive, so that we serve not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit."

- Romans 7:6 RSV
This picture of us all (the bride) coming to freedom in the Spirit at the cross is something that I saw after a few days when I wanted to write a song about how the cross has shown us God's "higher law" -- a law that is beyond the old written code. Many things in the old written code are still good, but through His Son's death for us we have seen, tasted, and been called into something far more surpassingly beautiful, moral, loving, secure, and life-giving. A holy love that triumphs over all our sin and death! This song is what I wrote in praise and thanks -

"Higher Law"

Beyond the letter, more glorious than stone
A righteousness that is not my own
A love everlasting, a holy flame
Purchased and saved me by His name

Acquitted I stand
You died in my place
Forever grateful, I will sing

Lord I love You
I give You praise
In all of my life
Lord, have Your way!
Higher law of liberty
Holy Spirit, reign in me!


Mercy has triumphed over judgment for me
Your word and blood have washed me clean
Holy, pure and Spotless One
You took my place, gave me grace and love!

See also: "A Better Covenant" (at Heart For Adventists)


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