The Word was once just a book.
It contained truth and knowledge.
It told me how to live and love.
It was something to study and put to practice.
And it was good.
But that all changed.
The words began to stir and come to life.
One by one they sharpened.
One by one they pierced my soul.
No longer did I want to depict the world’s eye view of it.
I saw the significance of the Law.
I saw the significance of the Gospel.
I saw how they can never be torn apart.
Because one without the other is simply not enough.
You can be doing it all right and still be wrong.
It is only with Him, not on our own, that we realize…
The Word shows His love.
It is grace bestowed upon us through His blood.
Without it, there is no salvation.
Without it, there is no freedom.
It is what opens our hearts to the law and changes us from within.
See, the Gospel without the Law is just a pile of words.
You or me without both are just a pile of flesh and bones.
It is the Law together with the Gospel that sets us apart from the world.
It is both.