Faith and God’s law are on the same team. Being opposed to faith or law means you are in sin (see yesterday’s post).
“Law” can be a confusing word when trying to interpret the Bible. Law can refer specifically to the Mosaic Law, which was given by God to the people of Israel as the conditional part of their covenant to remain in the Promised Land.
But you must not assume that every time the Bible uses the word “law” it is referring to the Mosaic Law of Israel.
Law can also mean something more “generic.” Psalm 119, the largest chapter of the Bible, is all about God’s Word. Nearly every verse uses a synonym for God’s Word, and frequently the synonym is law, precept, commands, etc.
Basically, whatever comes out of God’s mouth in our direction is a law!
When God told Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: this was His law for them
When God told Noah to build an ark: that was God’s law for him.When God told Abram to get up and move: that was God’s law for him.
Hebrews 11 recounts all manner of lawful commands God gave various people. Each person in Hebrews 11 did what God said. Why? Because of faith!
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God, and the word of God is law.
Faith does not cancel law; faith establishes law. Law is what God says. Faith is hearing what God says, which results in doing what God says.