The law of the LORD is perfect. (Psalm 19:7)
From infancy, if our mum and pop trained us up properly, we be familiar with the Holy Scriptures. When we follow Skip’s Code of Conduct, his law kin make us wise fer salvation through faith in his Son. (2 Timothy 3:15)
Only thar be another group that claims Skipper’s Law be not perfect, but flawed.
“God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5)
In response ter this lie from the devil, Skipper said ter that lying snake, “Cursed are you!” (Genesis 3:14)
Cursed, indeed, we all be, fer we fell fer that lie. In response Skip offered us a way back inter his loving arms. “If you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then you will be my treasured possession.” (Exodus 19:5) Fer a while we did everything Skip said. (Exodus 19:8)
Then we went back ter our old sinning ways.
In this way Skip’s truth be revealed: all who rely on works of the law be cursed under the law. (Galatians 3:10) Not a single one of us kin keep Skip’s law. (Romans 3:23)
“Cursed is anyone who does not uphold the words of this law by carrying them out.” (Deuteronomy 27:26)
Cursed we be.
Now we be set free from the curse of sin. Not because we kin keep Skip’s laws, but ’cause his Son kept them fer us. Skip gives us his Spirit ter work miracles among us, not by the works of the law, but by believing what we heard and read ’bout his Son. (Galatians 3:5)
Skip’s law be but obedience. (Galatians 3:12)
Freedom from the curse of sin comes because Skip’s Son became accursed fer us. (Galatians 3:13)
Skip’s law does not set aside the covenant established between Skip and Abraham, fer if our inheritance of Skipper’s promises depend upon us keeping his law, then the promise of our inheritance be not a promise, but a transaction. (Galatians 3:17-18)
Does Skip’s Code of Conduct oppose his promises? Heaven ferbid!
Fer if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But Skip’s Code of Conduct locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in the Son, might be given to those who believe. Befer the coming of the Son, we whar held in custody under the law, chained, as it whar, until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law whar our guardian until the Son arrived. In this way we be justified by faith, not by works and holding ter every law. (Galatians 3:21-25)
Because we believe in the Son as our savior, we are no longer be under the guardianship of Skip’s Code of Conduct.
Only, if we do not ‘ave faith in the Son as our savior, then we remain under the supervision of the law and subjects ter it.
Does Skip’s law promote sin? Heaven ferbid! We would not know what sin whar except fer the law. (Romans 7:7) Apart from Skip’s Code of Conduct, sin be dead. But when the commandments arrived, sin sprang ter life like a snake. Bit us, sin did, and in that moment we died. (Romans 7:9)
Skip’s law be holy. His Code of Conduct be holy. (Romans 7:12)
And the only way we get back inter the loving arms of a holy skipper is ter be holy. We kin not be holy on our own. Skip’s Code of Conduct proves this. Only through the blood of his Son kin we be holy.
Praise be Skip’s Son kept ever’ command and died in our place fer our sins so that we might be with him in his Father’s house. This be a mysterious journey, but one which, if we ‘ill dare take, leads ter peace and a joy that ‘ill ne’er end.