Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.
Hockey Chat: Frank Boucher of the New York Rangers in the 1930’s won the Lady Bing Trophy for most sportsmanlike conduct 7 times. Lady Bing herself actually gave him the trophy to keep permanently because he had won it so often. You would think with that kind of clout he could get away with stuff on the ice saying, “But I am considered a good guy by my awards so I can’t be in penalty trouble for something I did.” That didn’t work to well. He still tallied up 20 penalty minutes in just 44 games in one season after winning the award and that being the only year he was denied it within 8 years.
Life Lesson: Our faith in Christ grants us many great and wonderful promises. BUT it should never be taken for granted and used as an excuse to sin. Note that I note the struggles of many men and I will continue to pray for Christ to help your overcome your sins as well as mine. Those sins are made aware through God’s law and Christ himself stated that he came not to abolish the law but to uphold it. To say our faith in Jesus negates us from our responsibility for our actions is shooting down everything he stood for. Your faith will be truly shown through your actions in following and applying God’s word. Even if you struggle now your continued faith and petition for help will make you stronger to overcome it rather than just dismiss it.