Beginning in Ch 19, we begin reading about the “LAW.” Many commentators have divided the law into three branches. The Moral law, which is the Ten Commandments. The Civil Law which deals with the community of God’s people living together. The Ceremonial laws were those that dealt with sacrifices and preistly requirements.

Christians are not under the Law of Exodus. Romans 6:14, Gal 5:18 makes it clear that we live in an atmosphere of Grace. We have died to the Law (Rom 7:1-4), and have been delivered from the Law (Rom 7:5-6). We are children of God, not slaves!

The Christian lives under the demands of a much greater law. The Law of Exodus dealt only with outward acts, the Christian deals with inward attitudes. Jesus was asked “what is the most important law?” He said it was “LOVE.” Love God and love others, this is the greatest and most important law. All the others depend upon it.

We are under the “Law of Love.” We have been called to liberty not law. We must use that liberty for the good of others and the glory of God (Galatians 5:13-26). This is the Law of Love or the Law of Christ (Galatians 6:2).