Q. 3. What do the Scriptures principally teach?
A. The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.
Perhaps the greatest struggle for us, in our so-called modern civilization, is having God tell us who He is, and not defining Him for ourselves. His Word tells us who He is:
The God of Israel, who brought His people out of the land of Egypt, out of slavery.
The God who’s name is Jealous.
The God who will break those who oppose Him.
The God who loved His people so much, He sent His son to die to save them, even when they were His enemies.
The God who sends rain and sun on all, even those who remain in rebellion against Him.
What duty does He require of man? Perfect obedience, of which we are incapable. Christ’s righteousness is counted as our own (for His covenant people), and our excitement and gratitude should be boundless in response to this fact. Jesus was and is the perfectly obedient One.
We don’t have to obey.
We get to obey.
It’s a privilege.