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What are the Ten Commandments found in the law of God? It's in the Bible, Exodus 20:1-17, NKJV. " And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
What is the basic principle of the law of God? It's in the Bible, Romans 13:10, NIV. "Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law."
Love sums up God's law. It's in the Bible, Matthew 22:37-40, NIV. "Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
Jesus did not come to do away with God's law. It's in the Bible, Matthew 5:17-18, NKJV. "“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
God's law offers direction, not justification. It's in the Bible, Galatians 2:16, NKJV. "knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified"
It is our duty to obey God's law. It's in the Bible, Ecclesiastes 12:13, NIV. "Here is the conclusion of the matter. Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man."
What is the connection between the law and sin? It's in the Bible, I John 3:4, KJV. "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."
Is it necessary to keep all of God's law? It's in the Bible, James 2:10-11, NIV. "For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For He who said, 'Do not commit adultery,' also said, 'Do not murder.' If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker."
If we know Jesus, we will keep His commandments. It's in the Bible, I John 2:4-6, NIV. "The man who says, 'I know Him,' but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys His word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did."
What is the purpose of the law? It's in the Bible, Romans 3:20, NIV. "Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin."
Are we saved by keeping the law? It's in the Bible, Romans 3:27-31, NIV. "Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith. For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law."
If we are not saved by keeping the Law, why do we keep it? It's in the Bible, John 14:15, NKJV. "If you love Me, keep my commandments."
God's law gives direction, wisdom, and joy to our lives. It's in the Bible, Psalm 119:9-10, NKJV. "How can a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!"
“Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, for I delight in it” (Psalm 119:33-35, NKJV).
“Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Your precepts” (Psalm 119:97-100, NKJV)
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