His Love Law – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional July 5th

(God’s Perfect Law Of Liberty)

“But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.”

Many have interpreted or considered what Apostle James said in the above verse religiously, thinking that the perfect law of liberty means “a law that makes men free.”

As Christians, no law was given to make us free. We were born free! When you were born again, you weren’t set free.

Someone might then ask, “Didn’t Jesus say, ‘And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free?”’ No, that verse (John 8:32) doesn’t say, “The truth shall set you free,” but that “the truth shall make you free.”

What this means is that you’ll experience what has already happened, which is the freedom that has already taken place. When you know and apply the truth of God’s Word in any area, you experience the resultant blessing and liberation from that particular bondage or ignorance, as it were.

Apostle James wasn’t talking about a law that makes the Christian free, because once you’re born again, you’re born free in Christ. You weren’t set free from Satan or from anything that hurts or binds; you were given a new life that never existed before. You became a new creation, superior to Satan.

The Living Bible puts it rightly; it says, “But if anyone keeps looking steadily into God’s law for free men…” (James 1:25). That’s the meaning of the law of liberty. God’s perfect law of liberty is the love law.

1 Timothy 1:9 says, “Knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,” Does this mean we’re without law? Yes, but we’re not without “law” to God.

The Lord Jesus said in John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” That’s our law, which in reality isn’t a law, but our way of life.

It’s natural for us to walk in love as Christians, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost (Romans 5:5).

Go Deeper
1 Corinthians 13:8 CEV; 1 John 5:2-3

Blessed Father, thank you for your love that’s been shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit. Your love is expressed and revealed through me to the world today, in my words and in my actions, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Acts 17:16-34, Job 6-8
2 Corinthians 13:7-14, Isaiah 25

Meditate on the following verses of scripture today: James 1:25 and 1 Timothy 1:19.

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