Monday, September 19, 2016

GRACE UNDER THE LAW - By Robert E. Hanna

Scripture Reading: Romans 4:6-8

"David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto  whom God imputeth righteousness without works, saying,  Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins  are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not  impute sin." David lived under the dispensation of the Law of  Moses. He was obedient, and he was disobedient. He was  faithful, and he was unfaithful. He was at times blessed by  God; he was at times chastised by God.

Had it not been for the grace of God, surely this faithful  but errant king could have destroyed himself by his many  indiscretions. David's boldest departure from the straight and  narrow path, was committing adultery, followed by murdering the husband of the adulterous partner, then  marrying the victim's widow. "But the thing that David had  done displeased the Lord" (II Samuel n.av). Of course, David  was penitent: "Have mercy upon me, 0 God .... Wash me  thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.  For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever  before me" (Psalm 51:1-3).

"And David said unto [the prophet] Nathan, I have sinned  against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also  hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die" (II Samuel 12:13).  God tempered His grace by chastening the king through the  death of the child of David's illicit union but forgave him  nevertheless.

Solomon, son of David and Bathsheba and newly  enthroned King of Israel, prayed humbly for nothing more  than wisdom to reign over God's people. God displayed his  pleasure by showering Solomon with added riches and long  life .... Abounding grace under the law!

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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