CHRIST, A LIVING REPRESENTATION OF THE CHARACTER OF THE LAW OF GOD
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.” Psalm 119:7, 8.
The divine beauty of the character of Christ, of whom the noblest and most gentle among men are but a faint reflection; … the self-denying Redeemer, throughout His pilgrimage of love on earth, was a living representation of the character of the law of God. In His life it is made manifest that heaven-born love, Christlike principles, underlie the laws of eternal rectitude. …
Because the law of the Lord is perfect, and therefore changeless, it is impossible for sinful men, in themselves, to meet the standard of its requirement. This was why Jesus came as our Redeemer. It was His mission, by making men partakers of the divine nature, to bring them into harmony with the principles of the law of heaven. When we forsake our sins and receive Christ as our Saviour, the law is exalted. The apostle Paul asks, “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” Romans 3:31. –Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, pp. 49, 50.
The Bible is God’s will expressed to man. It is the only perfect standard of character, and marks out the duty of man in every circumstance of life.
We must so conduct our life work that we can go to God in confidence and open our hearts before Him, telling Him our necessities and believing that He hears and will give us grace and strength to carry out the principles of the Word of God. –God’s Amazing Grace, p. 102.