Living the Bible

The Four R's (Exodus 19:1-5)

October 07, 2020 David Murray Season 6 Episode 28
Living the Bible
The Four R's (Exodus 19:1-5)
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Living the Bible
The Four R's (Exodus 19:1-5)
Oct 07, 2020 Season 6 Episode 28
David Murray

What’s the greatest problem in the world? Covid-19? Racism? Riots? Recession? These are all great problems but none of them are the greatest problem. The greatest problem is self-salvation, otherwise known as rule- redemption. The core idea is that we can be saved by our works, our obedience, our commandment-keeping. I can offer God enough obedience to persuade him to save me. 

Why is that the greatest problem? Because no matter how hard we try, we cannot save ourselves and we cannot please God. Any attempt to do so ultimately downgrades God’s Law. And we kind of know that in our consciences don’t we. We’re not happy, God’s not happy, and the Law’s not happy. 

But there is a better way and a happier way. Let's see how God sets this up when he officially constituted Israel as his nation in Exodus 19:1-6. 

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Show Notes

What’s the greatest problem in the world? Covid-19? Racism? Riots? Recession? These are all great problems but none of them are the greatest problem. The greatest problem is self-salvation, otherwise known as rule- redemption. The core idea is that we can be saved by our works, our obedience, our commandment-keeping. I can offer God enough obedience to persuade him to save me. 

Why is that the greatest problem? Because no matter how hard we try, we cannot save ourselves and we cannot please God. Any attempt to do so ultimately downgrades God’s Law. And we kind of know that in our consciences don’t we. We’re not happy, God’s not happy, and the Law’s not happy. 

But there is a better way and a happier way. Let's see how God sets this up when he officially constituted Israel as his nation in Exodus 19:1-6. 

Notes.
Instagraphics.
Website.
iTunes.
Spotify.