Illegal Use #1: The Cosmetic Use

Illegal Use of the Law #1:
 This is where the law is used to make us look good, all my blemishes are covered up. I dress myself up in outward righteousness so that my neighbor (or worse, God) would say, “My, look at how holy that fellow is!” Jesus calls this the “White-Washed Tomb Use”.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” (Matthew 23:27-28)
Instead of covering up our sinfulness, the Lord desires that we would confess our sins and hear His promise of forgiveness.

By: Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller
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