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  • Writer's pictureConnie Miller


A few days ago, I woke up with the lyrics of an old song in my head and it was this, "I fought the law and the law won."

Now, I have only heard this song a few times in my life, and it's been years since I've listened to it, so it really made me think....

The Pharisees fought to keep the law and they battled to keep the laws commands. They thought they could be doers of the law which in turn would make them "right" with God.

Many of the Jews fought to keep the law, but the law finally won! How did the law win? The law won by showing people their utter hopelessness in their ability to keep the law, therefore they believed in Jesus as the only way unto righteousness and true life. The law won!

Most of us have done the same thing. We fight to keep the law, especially the big ten, thinking we can do it. We battle with the laws of God UNTIL... the law wins!

The law wins when we turn to Jesus for true life! We no longer trust in our own works, which is self-righteousness, to preserve our own life.

Wow, thank you Holy Spirit for putting this simple chorus of an old song in my mind so we can all be reminded that "we fought the law, and the law won."

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