Monday, January 11, 2021

What are the Laws written on our hearts? The Law of Faith

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Hebrews 8:10 NKJV

 We've begun a new study asking the question just what are the Laws God has written on our hearts. In our last study, we saw that the Law is the ministry of condemnation and death. That God is not engraving death and condemnation upon our hearts.

Today, let's begin to examine the three Laws that God has written upon the heart, the reborn spirit, the New Creation in Him. The first Law we find that God has written on our hearts is the Law of Faith. Faith is a Law. 

 This may be surprising to some but Faith is a Law. It works every time. Whenever any person puts their trust in Christ alone they are declared Righteous and made Righteous by virtue of the New Birth.

 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. Romans 3:27-28 NKJV

 This is the Law that is written on our hearts. Not cold commandments of condemnation and death. Not demands with no power or supply to fulfill all the demands. God desires a relationship, not an obligation. 

 For further proof look at how Paul describes Faith in Romans 10. Faith is of the heart it is not emotional. It is not mere mental assent. It's of the heart, the recreated spirit man. 

 Now when we speak of Faith many believe that the opposite of Faith is fear. They preach the dangers of living and abiding in fear. While I will readily agree that fear and anxiety are not something we want to think about and fill our hearts and mind with, it's not the opposite of Faith. What is the opposite of Faith? Works and performance. 

11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” 12 Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.” Galatians 3:11-12 NKJV

 This masterful statement uttered by Paul through the unction of the Spirit is so life-changing. The Law is not of Faith. That means any attempt to earn, work for, strive for, perform enough for, any promise of God means you are not in Faith. You don't earn what's free, you freely receive what's free by Faith believing not striving.

 Faith is written upon our hearts. We now can trust God that what He said is true. It doesn't matter if we feel it, experience it, or see it, we know it's true because He said it. We don't have to feel Righteous, accepted, and approved. We just know we are because He said so.

 Faith says I trust you God regardless of what it looks like. Faith is released by the words we speak. Therefore don't speak fear and doubt. Agree with what God said. 

 God declared we have peace with God. So our words agree with that. God declared that we are forgiven once for all time. So our words agree with that. God declared that we are the Righteousness of God in Him. So our words agree with that. 

 Briefly, often the way growing in Faith has been taught makes it seem like a chore, like striving and never achieving. Want strong Faith? Just begin to reflect and meditate on how much God loves you. Faith works by Love, not how well you love people but by how much God Loves you. In the Love of the Father, your Faith will flourish.

 In summation, the Law written on our hearts are not commandments carved in stone. Rather they are the Laws of the New Covenant. The Law of Faith. Faith works every time. Put your trust in Him, this beautiful Gospel is so simple, God Loves you eternally. 

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