We’re still on the “Introduction” to the Commandments and in this video, we consider how they function daily in the life of the Christian.
Something that we’re working towards here is the idea that the Commandments are not works done to display our righteousness before God or man. No. Our righteousness is Christ’s righteousness, a perfect righteousness that He promises to clothe us in, an applied righteousness that is not our own and that we live out imperfectly here and now but that nonetheless we are called over and over again to live in.
Why? If we’re already righteous in God’s eyes, and if keeping the Commandments adds nothing to our righteousness, our standing before God, what’s the point??
Our good works – that is, the keeping of the Commandments – are for our neighbour. God doesn’t need our good works…but our neighbour does!