Daily Post

Laws and Liberty

My heart and head have been over in a different space, studying and thinking and I haven’t had great thoughts nor have I allowed much time to share with all of you.

But I have been thinking about two little sentences this week.  One is from Martin Luther when he was writing about the liberty we have in Christ discussed in Galatians 5.

The Law is not given for the righteous man. A true Christian conducts himself in such a way that he does not need any law to warn or to restrain him. He obeys the Law without compulsion. The Law does not concern him. As far as he is concerned there would not have to be any Law. – Martin Luther

That’s a pretty interesting thought. If we live the life that Christ asks (not tells) us to, then we really would not be concerned with any law. ( and that makes the parking ticket I received on Sunday for ‘wrong direction’ even more frustrating!)


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

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