‘Sustaining all things by His powerful word’ Hebrews1:3
Take a moment and think of all things. Everything in existence, even the bad. They are all sustained by the powerful word of the Lord, that does not mean he endorses evil. But it does mean that nothing exists without the word of God. His word sustains me, his word holds me together, His word keeps me. Without His word I would not be a figment of anyone’s imagination because no one would have ever existed. The creation around us, the air, the trees, the plants the ground we walk on, is all sustained by His powerful word. And His word is powerful, that when spoken it has life and power to sustain the billions of living beings on the planet. Not only our planet but our solar system, our galaxy and the universe.
In fact, he goes on and says, “On the contrary, we establish the Law.” This is remarkable. He turns the table on his critics. He says, “Not only do we not nullify the Law when we teach justification by faith alone apart from works of the Law, but we establish the Law when we teach this. Justification by faith alone, apart from works of the Law, does not knock the Law down, it stands the Law up. Getting right with God by faith, not works, establishes the Law.
Now what does that mean? I think it means that what the moral law of God requires of us, we will do, if we pursue it by faith, as those who are already justified, and not by works, in order to be justified. If we get right with God first by faith alone, and then live in that freedom of love and acceptance and justification, we will be changed from the inside out and will begin to love the very things the moral law requires so that they become established in our lives – not as works of merit, but as the fruit of faith (I Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 1:11) and the … Read More »