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The Law - God's Word for Us but Not God's Covenant with Us

One of the really important things to remember when reading the Bible is that we're not the original audience. The Bible was written for us but not to us. And this is doubly so with the Old Testament Law.  The Law was God's covenant with Israel, to form them as His holy people - a "kingdom of priests and a holy nation" (Exodus 19:5-6). It is Israel's national charter. So it's not God's covenant with us today. Our covenant with God is in Christ, not the Law. Nevertheless, the Law teaches us a ton about God's values, priorities, aims, and ambitions. It shows us how some of those worked out in a particular culture and context. And from that we can discern wisdom for today.    Want to get more out of your Bible reading? Free Resource: 7 Ways to Immediately Get More Out of the Bible   Support this ministry: Set up a one-time or monthly donation at the link below.   The Listener’s Commentary - In-depth teaching through books of the Bible to help you learn the Bible for yourself:   Connect with me: Social Media- connect on facebook and instagram Email - If you've been helped by this teaching leave a review and share freely - on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, via email.

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