Rightly Dividing the Word

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15

Clear Distinction Between Old & New Laws

  • Many people blur the lines between the OT & NT – yet the Bible presents a clear distinction between the two
  • New & better covenant was coming (Jeremiah 31:31-34) – old was obsolete (Hebrews 8:13)
  • Old law was nailed to the cross (Colossians 2:14)

Danger of Blurring the Lines Between the Two Laws

  • Jesus cannot be our high priest under the old law (Hebrews 7:11-14)
  • We commit spiritual adultery by trying to submit to both laws (Romans 7:2-4)
  • Keeping part of the old law obligates us to keep all of it (Galatians 5:3)


  • The NT is a better covenant (Hebrews 8:6)
  • The OT pointed to the NT (Galatians 3:24-25)
  • Therefore we must keep the OT in its proper place (Romans 15:4) and follow Christ & His new law (Galatians 3:26-27)

Read the article: Do Not Go Back to the Old Law

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