Originally posted by KingOnPoint
The Law of God given to Israel was the standard for an Israelite to do and live by. However, what sinner has ever kept the whole Law of God?
The law of Christ is done out of obedience by a person who is already saved. The law of Christ does not provide eternal life by keeping it. A Christian is given eternal life already, then the Christian is to g ...[text shortened]... following:
[b]The Law of God and the law of Christ are 2 different sets of commandments.[\b]
The law of Christ is really the divine life of Christ Himself. The law of Christ is the law of His own life.
Every life has a law.
We could say that the dog has a barking law and a fish has a swimming law. You get the idea.
A cat has a law which causes it to catch mice.
And a horse has a horse law which causes it to gallop with great strength.
Every life has a kind of law of its life.
When we receive Jesus Christ a law of the life of Christ is implanted into our innermost being. This law is also called -"the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus"
The Recovery Version reads -
"There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has freed me in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death." (Rom. 8:1,2)
Some other English translations read verse 2 as follows:
New International Version
because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
New Living Translation
And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
English Standard Version
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
New American Standard Bible
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
King James Bible
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
because the Spirit's law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
International Standard Version
For the Spirit's law of life in the Messiah Jesus has set me free from the Law of sin and death.
This law of the Spirit of life is a spontaneous enabling which the Christian has to learn to tap into by turning his heart to the indwelling Person of Jesus in his regenerated spirit.
We are not use to living that way. We are use to living by the self. We have to learn that it is Christ who lives in us, which is a fact. And He blends His divine nature more and more into our spontaneous reactions. In this was we learn to walk by Christ or by the law of Christ's own life.
This is what the prophet Jeremiah meant when he said God would inscribed His laws into the heart of the new covenant people. Something living only can be "inscribed" into something else living.
This is kind of writing of a supernatural Person into other people.
Praise God for the new covenant by which we can be saved both positionally and dispositionally.