Reinstatement of the Commandments

The Ten Commandments were the rules that governed the covenant relationship between God and the Israelites. While those laws have been abolished, the truths of nine of the ten commandments were reinstated in the New Testament under grace.

The fourth commandment, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8), was the only commandment not to be reiterated. That principle was a shadow of a time to come in the New Testament when EVERY day was to be kept sacred and holy to the Lord.

Stand Fast in the Liberty

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. —Galatians 5:1

Paul was entreating the Christians to stand fast in the freedom and liberty that they had in Christ Jesus. He was not encouraging them to live shoddy, unholy lives but was cautioning them to not be entangled with the yoke and bondage of the law.Read more