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Law and Grace

Law Thinking Drives Us Deeper Into Ourselves and Away From God

Law thinking drives us deeper into ourselves, relying on¬†fleshly resources rather than the kind and infinite resources of our Heavenly Father. For example, it is commonly taught in the church that God requires a tithe — meaning a tenth of all.¬†Then people get into all sorts of debates about what God requires: do we tithe …

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Does Blessing Precede Obedience?

Most Christians think that in order to be blessed by God, we must obey Him first. What does the Bible teach about this subject?

There is a vast difference between the Old Covenant (of law) and the New Covenant (of grace). As Christians, we are not under the Old Covenant of law, but exclusively under grace. This means that God’s blessing must precede real obedience. Obedience is the outcome of God’s grace and blessing, not the other way around.