"Do we then make void the law through faith?"
Text: Romans 3:31
THE PLACE OF THE LAW
Paul had to tread very carefully when dealing with the Jews. There were certain “red flags” where the Jews were concerned. One of those was the question of “the Law”.
WAS THE LAW MADE VOID?
This question had to be raised up openly and honestly. There was no skirting an issue as important as the discussion of the place of “the law”.
“Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not!
On the contrary, we establish the law.”
1. What does the word “void” mean?
Let us consider the following thoughts!
a) Was the law redundant?
b) Was the law now unimportant?
c) Was the law rendered useless?
d) Has faith done away with the law entirely?
These were some questions that bothered many Jews. Paul’s teaching was not easily comprehended by many.