“For the GRACE of GOD which was given you in Christ Jesus;” (emphasis mine)
Grace is free for us but only because of the payment that Christ made. And because it was HIM who supplied the payment we have EVERYTHING we need to live a successful God-pleasing life.
We already know that God sent His Son to redeem the World according to John 3:16. This is not exclusive to our Peace it is essential.
Along with grace we are enriched with everything we need in our lives to glorify God.
Getting this grace which brings with it peace is not a guessing game that God plays with us. There isn’t some great mystery we have to uncover.
Our gifts have been openly given through grace in Christ. There is no secret code or recipe. Their is no algorithm of good works and Christ work mixed with bad works. Grace is free in Christ because He paid the payment we owed and could never pay.
The law was given to Moses and was not an introduction of sin. It simply magnified the true nature of sin and our desperate condition of being condemned.
There is more to it though.
The Law did not create Grace. Grace was always there since the Fall of Adam and Eve. Like a good school teacher, the Law shows us what was already in existence by magnifying the nature of something through a series of laws.
The Law then shows the need for a Saviour by magnification but that need was established in Genesis by Adam and then through Abraham.
We need to be clothed in God’s Righteousness or we are condemned because HE is Holy and Righteous and that demands everything around Him to be the same. Like two magnets that oppose each, God’s righteousness pushes away unrighteousness.
But Christ’s righteousness is given to us by Grace through Faith just as in the time before the Law.
when this all comes together we can more easily see the purpose of the Law given in Exodus and properly understand it’s role in our salvation and explaining it to others.
Help me out, how do you explain the purpose of the Law in salvation?