The Inflexibility of the Law

My current Car Road Tax runs out at midnight tonight. Earlier today I collected all the necessary documents and went up to the Post Office; only to be told my insurance certificate was the cover note and had run out – aaargh! Panic struck, where was the certificate of insurance? Could I find it – no way!

What to do? I know, I’ll phone the insurance company and get them to email me a copy. Not possible. OK, fax me a copy. The fax didn’t work. The insurance posted a replacement certificate but it might not arrive till Thursday – too late. OK, phone the Police and see what they say.

UK Tax Disc for a Austin MiniMetro 1.3

The Police told me if there is no Tax Disc displayed in the car, it’s illegal, period. It didn’t matter that I was insured, that I had the logbook, that the car had a valid MOT. None of that mattered – without a valid Tax Disc, tomorrow the car would be illegal and I would be a law-breaker.

The law is the law and is inflexible. I would be illegal and that’s the end of it. How much more so is this true of the Law of God. ‘James 2:10  For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.’ It doesn’t matter if I’ve done this or that – just to break Gods’ law at one point is enough to damn me to hell.

Now here’s the thing – one has come to keep all of Gods’ law in every single point. The Lord Jesus. He died so all those that trust in His law keeping have that put to their account. It doesn’t matter if I’ve broken the law of God then, another has kept it perfectly for me. This is the Good News of the Gospel. Therefore whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Are you saved?

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