Our Vision 2020 reading this week is from James through Revelation. While reading in James, I noticed in verse 1:25 how James tells his readers that they are to abide in the Law of Liberty. If you notice in 1:1, James is writing to the Jewish believers who have already been dispersed out of the Land of Israel. When James mentions the Law of Liberty he is, by design, contrasting that with the Law of Moses. These Jewish believers had just stepped away from the Law of Moses. Jesus actually completed the Law of Moses. Jesus was the goal of the Law of Moses. Now, they are joyously obligated to the Law of Liberty. Moses tells them the same thing in 2:12. Again, the Law of Liberty.
In Romans 8:2, The Apostle Paul tells the Roman believers about the Law of the Spirit. In 1 Corinthians 9:21, Paul calls it the Law of Christ. Paul also mentions the Law of Christ in Galatians 6:2.
In 2 Corinthians 3:1-11, that same Law is presented in contrast to the Law of Condemnation.
The Law of Condemnation was written on tablets of stone. The Law of Christ/the Spirit/Liberty is written on human hearts...our hearts.
The Law of the Spirit is written by the Holy Spirit. This Law is part of the New Covenant. Jesus instituted the New Covenant with His Apostles at the Last Supper. The Church was then brought into the New Covenant. Ephesians 3:1-6 then explains that the New Covenant was made with the Jewish believers first. The Gentile believers became partakers, with the Jewish believers, of this New Covenant and became members of this new Law. In other words, we are all in this together.
Now, to study this new Covenant and the Law of Christ/the Spirit/Liberty. That would be an important study. Perhaps someday we will all do this together.