“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17 KJV)
In Christ, you are a new creation. The covenant you walk under will determine what you receive and how far you can go with God. The believer is not supposed to walk and live his life by the Ten Commandments and the regulations that go with it. It is not the plan of God that we live our lives that way, because the believer is neither a Jew nor a gentile. The believer is a new creation and he must walk in the realities of the new creation. He cannot live as a new creature under an old covenant (the law). He will be short changing himself as a believer.
The law was given by Moses. The Ten Commandments came through Moses, but Jesus Christ came, He fulfilled the law and in its place, He gave us grace and truth. The word grace and truth is not saying that they are two different things. They are synonymous. When you see grace, you see truth. They are one and the same. In other words, if you do not walk under grace then you are not walking under truth. And it is truth that makes you free. Halleluyah!
The law was given! There is no intimacy with the law because the bible says it was given. The law does not care about your feelings. Grace is interested in your feelings. Hebrews 4:15 says: For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have One who was tempted in every way, just as we are, yet He did not sin. No one can help you except someone who has been where you are. Do not tell a pregnant woman I know what you are going through when she is about to deliver when you have never delivered a baby before. So Jesus came to identify with us. He came to help us. He came with grace! He came with truth! So He understands everything that we go through and gave us His grace which has been rightly interpreted as God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Praise the Lord!
Further Reading: John1:12-17, Hebrews 4:14-15
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 1 Chronicles 13-15; Evening- John 7:1-27