Prayer: Thank you, O God, for your grace and Your Word. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
The glories of God’s law
1 Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord.
Law and obedience have been the theme for the last several days. But we know that we are saved by grace not by works. So why the law?
Our DW explains; “God gave the law to promote life and wellbeing, love of God and love of neighbor.” It was not given to condemn us to failure, but to provide the guidelines for living, for showing what is right and wrong in a godly life. One can imagine what it would be like if man made up all the laws with his own logic and wisdom.
Our DW continues; “But the law’s job is not to save us. Rather, the law of God, which is good, points us to God, whose steadfast lovingkindness us sure. God does not forsake us but bestows on us every grace. This is the glory of God.”
Prayer: “O God, thank you for the gift of your law and for the gift of your saving grace. Amen.”
The Glories of God’s Law
1 Happy are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Happy are those who keep his decrees,
who seek him with their whole heart,
3 who also do no wrong,
but walk in his ways.
4 You have commanded your precepts
to be kept diligently.
5 O that my ways may be steadfast
in keeping your statutes!
6 Then I shall not be put to shame,
having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
7 I will praise you with an upright heart,
when I learn your righteous ordinances.
8 I will observe your statutes;
do not utterly forsake me.