Which Law? So this is what I woke up with this morning. In all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. When the woman saw that the tree was good for food (the lust of the flesh), and that it was pleasant to the eyes (the lust of the eyes), and a tree to be desired to make one wise (the pride of life), she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. When the tempter came to [Jesus], he said, if thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread (the lust of the flesh). But he answered, ... Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. The devil ... sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them (the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life). Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan. In that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation. I was told (again) the other day how Jesus was part man and part God. Being so He didn't sin because He was part God. Not so! Jesus was ALL God. He took on Himself the form of man. The Word says He took part of the same. So what part did He take? What part did He not take? He took it all with the exception of the sinful nature part. Ohhhh!! That's why it was so easy for Him to say no to temptation. What about us then? Listen! When you were born again, you were raised up a new creature. Part man and part God. A hybrid as it were. Perfect and without sin. With a god nature, not a sin nature. You have the choice to walk in the same realm as Jesus does, or in the realm of sin. You can walk in Love or in darkness. Its your free choice. We not more have a sin nature now than Jesus did, thus its no more difficult for us to say no to sin than it was for Jesus to say no to sin. Why? We share the same nature. Jesus was tempted in all points, yet He did not sin. He walked in Love all the time. He walked in the Light all the time. When temptation came, what did He do? He countered it with Word and it was blown away like dust. But He was walking in Love all the time!! Was He under the Law then? No. Jesus obeyed the law as far as customary rites go. Such as He was circumcised. He celebrated Passover. He had a Bar Mitzvah. He did live under the law ever. How do I know this? When you live under, or by the law, sin has dominion over you. Romans 6:13-14 (King James Version) 13Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Galatians 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. Are we supposed to living under the OT law? No. We are under Grace now. There is a NT law that we are to be living under. I look at this verse and I see it. Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So by my own understanding, (which one cannot lean on) there is another law that we are to live by. Spiritual law. Matthew 22:37-40 (King James Version) 37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. What is this law? The law of Love. Which brings me back to the law that Jesus walked in. What do you think? Is it right? Or should I go back to bed?