Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “The Word of Revelation” part 2
The Word of Law (or righteousness) is the same as the Word of love. We live with our carnal desires (the flesh) and have been totally depraved; thus our thinking, motives, and even worship has been tainted by sin. Jesus, however, was born of the virgin and conceived of the Spirit having no fallen nature to corrupt His person. Jesus lived a beautiful life. He lived a righteous life. He lived a loving life. He lived a perfect life. And this He could not do unless He lived “by every Word that comes from the mouth of the LORD” (ESV Deut. 8:3). In Mat. 5:17-20, Jesus referred to the Law and Prophets (representing the entire Word of God) as being perfectly fulfilled in His life. The Word is a loving word because He is righteous. And the Word is a righteous word because He is loving. God gives us His Law, His Love, His Word, and His Son because He is beautiful, pure, righteous, compassionate, and sacrificial. Hence there is no necessary distinction between Law and love for both are righteous, pure, personal, beautiful, and salvific.