Chapter Three, Lesson Three
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V.19 ** Why, then, do we need the Law?
"...because of transgressions..." or "for the sake of
** Paul says that "it was added", but to what?
To the Abrahamic covenant of salvation by faith, the Law was added
to define our sinful nature.
** The Law, beginning with the Ten Commandments, was ordained through
angels by the agency of a human mediator, who was that?
Moses! cf. Deuteronomy 5:1-5
** What is the job of a mediator?
To stand between two parties and communicate from one to the other,
precisely what Moses did for God and His people Israel.
** How long was a need for the Law going to last?
"...until the seed should come to whom the promise had been made."
None other than Jesus, Himself!
** Now that Christ has come, do we need a mediator like Moses between
us and God, whether it be a priest or any other human being?
Most definitely not! "For there is one God, and one mediator also
between God and men, the man Christ Jesus!" (1Timothy 2:5)
V.20 ** What is the main difference between the mediator, Moses
and the mediator, Jesus Christ?
Unlike Moses, Jesus (as God incarnate) is a mediator for us to God,
in that God made the covenant with Himself! Remember Genesis 15:17,
cf. 2Corinthians 5:18-19 (God, in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself).
V.21 ** By now we might be asking ourselves, "Is the Law
set against the promises of God"?
No, "May it never be" or "Unthinkable"!
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