Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Grace & The Law

I read a great quote out of Brad Young's book, 'Meet the Rabbi's'... it still has me thinking about the full extent of its meaning:
"In law there is grace; in grace there is law."

What is your take on this quote?
Leave a comment and let me know what your thoughts are.

2 comments:

Paul's Thoughts said...
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AnonAsUsual said...

"In law there is grace;"

My take: In 'law', or our Christian walk which comes with some conduct standards, there is room for us to mess up, get up and dust ourselves off. We're allowed to be human - we just try to reach a certain standard. Basically, we try to live a life pleasing to God but if we muck up, as we will, He is a forgiving God. Error is not the end of the world.

"in grace there is law."

My take: We mustn't take the grace of God for granted. There is grace but we mustn't think we can just go out and sin because "He's a gracious God who will forgive us". We still have to try! Grace is there for when we fall anyway.

To sum up: There is a Christian way of living, we strive to live it but if we make mistakes, God loves us anyway and gives us another chance!