Psalm 119 – Part 9A
August 8, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 9B
August 10, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 9A
August 8, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 9B
August 10, 2013

Righteousness Fulfilled

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee.  2013

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. 2013

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:4

“That the righteous result of the Law [which the Law sought in vain] might be fulfilled in us.” “But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.” (1 Timothy 1:8) The law is good. The law gives us God’s perspective on our life—how to live it. “Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” (Romans 7:12) There is nothing wrong with the law. God gave it to Moses to show the Israelites how to live a Godly life. It was God’s righteous decrees.

However, the law could not make us holy or righteous. It did two things. It made people who thought they could keep it, self-righteous. It was up to them to obey the law. The better they did, the more righteous they thought they were. One person was then more righteous than another. However, Isaiah said, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. (Isaiah 64:6)

The other problem is that it had no power to help you, but only condemn you when you failed. It was too hard to do. In fact, Jesus made it harder when he said it went beyond your actions to your thoughts. He made it impossible to obey.

Jesus came condemning sin so that the law no longer held us in bondage, but He freed us to allow the Spirit to fulfill the righteousness of the law in us. God made us the righteousness of a God in Christ. His righteousness in us works to fulfill the nature of the law. The law pointed out that man can’t do it in himself, but needed a savior. Jesus came as the Savior. Jesus fulfilled the requirements of the law, and we are joint heirs with Him. When God looks at us, He sees the righteousness of Jesus in us.