Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we may be legitimized by confidence. Yet, after that confidence is come, we are not, at this point under a schoolmaster. (Lady. 3:24-25) Karlin
For the law having a sad remnant of beneficial what might be on the horizon, and not the actual picture of the things, can never with those penances which they offered step by step ceaselessly make
the comers thereunto great. (Heb. 10:1)
For the law made nothing great, however the getting of a superior expectation did; by the which we draw near unto God. (Heb. 7:19)
Not, at this point Under a Schoolmaster
Albeit the Old Testament ordinance of sacred text (Genesis – Malachi) is alluded to as the Law and the Prophets, the Law explicitly was the good, thoughtful, and formal code that was given to the prophet Moses as uncovered in the initial five books of the Bible known as the Pentateuch (Genesis – Deuteronomy).
The witness Paul said this law was the penmanship of mandates contained in precepts that was against us and in spite of us (Eph. 2:15; Col. 2:14).
The Law as a pledge was given and urged to the country of Israel around 1,500 years before Christ. This agreement was as yet in power when Christ showed up and had a clear spot in the unfurling plan of Man’s reclamation.
Through the sorts and shadows of the Law we are made to see all the more completely the redemptive work of Jesus Christ (Jn. 5:39). Notwithstanding:
The Law as an agreement, with its severe interest for honorableness through acquiescence was never expected to be the redemptive specialist of Man. Moreover, (as an agreement) it was never urged to the New Testament church (Rom. 6:14).
Albeit the Law was acceptable, sacred, and just, and despite the fact that it announced the honorableness of God and set an honest norm for man, it had a deficiency, in however much it neglected to give Man the honesty it requested (Gal. 3:21).
For what reason did the Law fizzle? It fizzled in light of Man’s evil nature and affinity toward transgression. Indeed, the New Testament journalists uncover the accompanying certainties about the motivation behind the Law:
“Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added due to offenses till the seed ought to come…” (Gal. 3:19, accentuation added)
As to Law, we should initially comprehend that the Law is a schoolmaster. Which implies it was intended to be a mentor, or a gatekeeper who educates (Gal. 3:24). In this manner we use the Law to find out about Christ and to educate others. All in all, what does the Law instruct and what do we realize?
1) The Moral Law: as uncovered in the Ten Commandments train us concerning the exemplary nature of God.
2) The Civil (conciliatory) Law: as uncovered in the decisions train us concerning the corruption of Man.
3) The Ceremonial Law: uncovers the need of amends for wrongdoing and compromise among God and Man.
These give to us types and shadows of the making amends work of Jesus Christ as uncovered in the New Covenant.