The LORD expects of us, Judgment and Justice, the judgment in the minds and justice in our actions.
The Law represents the Light of God’s reason for the mind so that people obtain judgment and practice justice.
And people struggle with their own reasons and desires, doubts and false certainties to support their beliefs taken as truth; in a world enslaved by the shadow of idolatries, false gods, and human greed.
“24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.” Galatians 3:24,25
The Holy Spirit is not a hostage to darkness, idolatry, doubts, and human reason.
Human, worldly reason is scandalized with Christ because when the “I” accepts Christ, and is baptized by immersion in water, assumes that Christ died to reconcile his soul with the Spirit of the Creator; this is called Conversion, and means, in symbol, by Faith, that by the Sacrifice of Christ, the “I” dies, and the soul is reconciled to God; this is called Salvation, if we are faithful to the end.
This is the New Testament, the New Covenant of God with men, after the First Covenant with the Law given by God to Moses.
God offered His own Son, the LORD Jesus, to reconcile the souls/spirits of the people with the Spirit of the Father.
“3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Romans 6:3
“3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3
“19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.” Galatians 2:19
“9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Romans 8:9
“4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.” Galatians 5:4
“18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.” Galatians 5:18
“4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.” Romans 7:4
“1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
“8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 3:8
“16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16
“28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:28,29
“23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.” 1 Corinthians 3:23
“18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” Revelation 1:18
“1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.” Isaiah 56:1
“6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:6,7