30 March 2016

Patristic Quote of the Day

The Law, if you use it aright, sends you to Christ. For since its aim is to justify man, and it fails to effect this, it remits us to Him who can do so.—St. John Chrysostom, Homily on 1 Timothy 1:4

1 comment:

Carl H said...

_It_ aims and fails? But the Law is God's Word, given for His own purposes, and _He_ does not aim and fail.

"So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11

God gave the Law to bless us. We are indeed blessed when we follow it. And we are indeed blessed when we recognize our failure to follow it and take refuge in Christ who has fulfilled it perfectly.