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It is amazing how much more peaceful, blessed, and prosperous life is when we follow God’s laws of the Ten Commandments.
24. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25. But after the faith [JESUS] is come we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:24-26 AKJV
It is true, that if we are Christian and saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, that we are living under grace and not under the law. However; the Commandments are holy, they are very much alive and were not abolished. As long as there are sinners, as long as sin exists there will be a purpose for the law.
The Commandments are the laws which God uses to bring conviction into the heart of the sinner, so that the sinner’s heart is prepared to repent, seek forgiveness, and accept Christ Jesus as their LORD and Saviour.
God will convict the hearts of those who are saved, by the blood of Jesus Christ, making them aware of their backsliding into sin, so that they can repent, seek forgiveness, and be restored unto Christ. The Commandments are the laws by which the backslider [aka sinner] will become aware, identify, and know exactly how they have sin against God.
Perhaps this will clarify the nuance of difference. It is the difference between spiritual life and spiritual death. It is a matter of the heart.
The Sinner (one who sins, one that hates God) is held to and judged by the Commandments because they are the law.
The Save (one who is forgiven, lives under grace, is a child of God, and loves God) is held to the Commandments because they love God and the Commandments are written up on their heart to do.
Check your heart condition regularly; measure your life choices and your hearts desire’s by God’s Commandments, repent and seek forgiveness for all sins, and pray unceasingly.
✝️1…(v3) Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
✝️2…(v4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
✝️v5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy and to thousands of them that love me, and keep my Commandments.
✝️3…(v7) Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.
✝️4…(v8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy .
✝️5…(v12) Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
✝️6…(v13) Thou shalt not kill .
✝️7…v14 Thou shalt not commit adultery .
✝️8…v15 Thou shalt not steal .
✝️9…v16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
✝️10…v17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
Exodus 20:3-5, 7-8, 12-17. AKJV