1. By what law will mankind be judged?
“So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty,” James 2:12.
2. To what law does James refer when speaking of the law of liberty?
“For He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill,” James 2:11.
3. Who is the one referred to that said, “Do not commit adultery?”
“These words the Lord spake unto all your assembly,” Deuteronomy 5:22.
4. By what law did Christ say the human family would be judged?
“He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My words, hath One that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day,” John 12:48.
5. Did Christ speak His own, or His Father’s commandments?
“For I have not spoken of Myself; but the Father which sent Me, He gave Me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak,” John 12:49.
NOTE: If the reader will turn to his Bible and read Deuteronomy 5:7-22 and Exodus 20:3-17, he will get the words spoken by God. This is the law to which James and Christ have reference in speaking of the law by which man will be judged.
6. Why is this law called a law of liberty?
“And I know that His commandment is life everlasting,” John 12:50.
7. For perfection, how does the Psalmist speak?
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple,” Psalm 19:7.
8. Must one repent and become converted in order to have their sins blotted out?
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord,” Acts 3:19.
9. Is there a reward for those who keep God’s law?
“Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward,” Psalm 19:11.
10. How great is the reward here spoken of?
“Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city,” Revelation 22:14.
11. Will one be blessed for keeping this law?
“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed,” James 1:25.
NOTE: By the titles above given to the law of God, we do not wonder at James calling it a law of liberty. A law that by obeying it, is perfect in converting the soul, bringing the individual to the foot of the cross. Certainly it deserves many titles of honor.
12. In speaking of the same law, what does Paul say?
“For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified,” Romans 2:13.