The law of liberty

"So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty." - James 2:12

There seems to be a whole lot around this verse that must be saying the opposite. Just before this, James tells us that if we transgress just one part of the law, we are guilty of all of it. It is easy for me to clearly say I have not murdered. But I have more than certainly disobeyed my parents. This makes me guilty of putting other gods before the one true God.

Think about the horrible implications of this. Our smallest sin is as bad as any other sin, though we don't really in our hearts believe lying about stealing a cookie from the jar is equivalent to rape. But it is. An more than that, James says it's the same thing. By doing the smallest thing that breaks the law we are guilty of all of it.

Now I understand why we are judged under the law of liberty. Because we are ALL guilty of ALL of the law. Open the Bible to most horrendous sin and you will see what you are guilty of. Then remember how great the blood of Christ. That his fulfillment of the law brought us liberty. We are saved though we are guilty of FAR more than we imagine. And how aweful to think how often we count ourselves sinless.

"But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing." - 1:25

Look into the law of liberty, and do not forget what has been done for you. Do not forget to speak, and be a doer who acts. You will be blessed. Praise God for our freedom.