“Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.”
Matthew 5.44, 45
Obedience to the Law of God is the way to holiness, for the Law is holy, and God Who gave it is holy. His Son is holy, Who fulfilled all the righteousness of the Law on our behalf. His Spirit is Holy, Who teaches us the Law of God. We are to be holy as His redeemed children, and that holiness is only through the Law of God.
If we love God supremely, we will keep His Word. If we keep His Word, beginning with His Law, we will be holy as He is holy – not all at once, but increasingly, as the Spirit transforms us from glory to glory into the image of Jesus Christ. (2 Cor. 3.12-18).
This series of In the Gates we present a detailed explanation of the Law of God, beginning with the Ten Commandments, and working through the statutes and rules that accompany each commandment. For a practical guide to the role of God’s Law in the practice of ethics, get The Ground for Christian Ethics by going to www.MyParuchia.com and click on our Book Store.