“Jesus described the moral law like a mirror. You can try one and discover that the face is dirty, however, you don’t go and rub the face around the mirror to wash it.”
~ Ravi Zacharias
Only by something which transcends something that we’re able to ever do are we able to overcome the tragic impasse between us and God.
We’re needed to fulfil what the law states, but through the Law alone we’re condemned, because we can’t possibly ensure that it stays perfectly. So when we discover we can’t make a move that God requires, whenever we urgently aim to obey god, it causes a lot of inner conflict. This inner conflict belongs to the existential chasm we’re at odds with all of our way of life – until, that’s, we arrived at call Christ, Saviour and Lord.
Love surpasses what the law states since it heals all of our guilt and shame at its source, where we’d well be left to flounder.
Let us remember, such as the mirror, what the law states is helpful. It shows us our wrong the stains of past and offer – our crime. However the mirror – like a metaphor from the Law – cannot allow us to, just like the Law cannot allow us to. The mirror just points us towards the wash rag and soap that may address the dirty face, similar to the Law just points us towards the mix that may address a grimy existence.
We have to possess the mix as a means of comprehending that God makes a means for damaged, imperfect people to savor fellowship with him.
So we should have the resurrection as proof that Jesus transformed dying, just like he transformed crime around the mix.
Moral law is just half the storyline. It shows us the reality. It shows us what we should need. We want Jesus, who came both because the Law and also the Prophets, to not abolish what the law states, but to fulfil it.
Love may be the fulfilment from the Law, for love surpasses what the law states, both by intent as well as in actuality. Love sets the standard within the Law. It can make it simpler to obey, yet it compels us to achieve greater.
Only by love is the grip from the Law over us be vanquished.
Only in what God had produced before creation itself might have the ability to supersede what the law states – a factor that humanity needs and wants what is sensible to some human, but doesn’t have sense, since it does not work.
Love surpasses what the law states since the Law is inherently problematic since it requires perfection from imperfect people what the law states is really a divine madness.