April 26, 2018
God’s Promises, His Law, and His Wrath Against Sin
Romans 4:13-15 (KJB) For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
Faith in God was realized before His law was revealed. The law of God was unveiled to identify transgressions and as a legal basis for the presence of the wrath of God against all sin.
The Abrahamic covenant or promises of God to Abraham were hinged solely upon faith that Abraham placed in the promise given him of God. Abraham knew nothing about the law of God. Therefore, God’s promise to Abraham was not ever reliant upon his desire or ability to follow or keep God’s law because God’s Law had not yet been revealed to him or etched into stone.
Abraham having and keeping the Law of God would have made his placing faith in God of no effect. A man of God can recognize and accept the supernatural things of God, just like Abraham, through faith placed in God’s promises and prophecy regardless of not yet being seen or realized this side of heaven.
None of God’s covenants or promises ever hinges on a man’s obedience and the keeping of His Law. God’s promises rest solely upon faith placed in God. No man can possibly keep the law of God on his own merit or be without the presence of sin this side of heaven. God’s law provides a judicial basis for His wrath against all sin.