The lesson on December 11, 2022 was part 6 of the “Law and Grace” study. Wayne quickly reviewed the questions set forth with this study in relation to “What we need to know”. We have to pay respect to the context of when the scripture was written to apply the principles of right division. Today’s lesson started with the verses found in 2 Corinthians regarding “Ministration of…” (2 Cor. 3:7; 3:8; 3:9) where it referenced the glory of the law of Moses written in stone compared to the ministration of the Spirit which was much greater. Paul talks about this in Hebrews when teaches the better things. With Christ, came more glory. We learned that there must be categories of the law. We looked at Eph. 2:15, seeing The Law compared to the Law of Commandments contained in ordinances where the enmity was removed with Christ making one new man. We reviewed in this age, PAul wrote to Timothy in 1 Tim. 5:18 which came from Deut. 25:4 KJV. Also in 1 Tim. 5:19 KJV which came from Deut. 19:15 KJV. Is the Law gone? We in this age are NOT under the law? Well, in Eph. 6:1-3 PAul tells to honour thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise)! PAul is using the law in the practical section in Ephesians. How is the law to used lawfully? Wayne says we will find out in part 7.
The scripture reading was from Galatians 4:6-11 KJV “6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. 9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? 10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. 11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.”