Lesson 7 - The Whole Duty of Man


Introduction

In the previous lesson, we learnt that we are “saved by grace through faith”; of ourselves, we can do nothing to be saved. But , the question is, when we accept Christ and surrender our lives to Him, ‘what type of life are we expected to live?’ What does God re-quire of us? Does He have a standard by which He will judge us? Are we all free to choose the standard by which we live as Christians?

What does the Bible say is “the whole duty of man?” Ecclesiastes 12:13, 14

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:_______________ God, and ______________ His _____________________: for this is the whole duty of man.”

What are the commandments that define our duty to God and to our fellowmen? Exodus 20:3-17

Exodus 20:3-17

“Thou shalt have _______ ____________ ____________ before me.”
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any _______________, . . . . Thou shalt not ____________________thyself to them, nor ___________ them:
“Thou shalt not take the __________of the LORD thy God in __________;
“Remember the ______________ _______, to keep it ____________.
“Honour thy ______________ and thy _______________:
“Thou shalt not __________________.
“Thou shalt not __________________.
“Thou shalt not ___________________.
“Thou shalt not bear _____________________________
“Thou shalt not _________________________.

According to Jesus, what are the two great principles on which Ten Commandments is based? Matthew 22:37-40

Matthew 22:37-40

“. . . Thou shalt ____________ the Lord thy __________ with all thy ______________, and with all thy ___________, and with all thy _____________. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt ______________ thy ________________ as thyself. On these two ________________ hang all the law and the prophets.”

How were the Ten Commandments given? Deuteronomy 4:12, 13

Deuteronomy 4:12-13

“. . . . And he declared unto you His ___________________, which he commanded you to perform, even _________ __________________; and he ________________ them upon two __________ ______ _________________.”

Can we be saved (justified) by merely attempting to keep the law of God in our own strength? Romans 3:20

Romans 3:20

“Therefore by the ______________ of the _____________ there shall no ______________ be _____________ in his sight:”

What role does the law play in plan of salvation? Romans 7:7

Romans 7:7

“. . . I had not known ____________, but by the ___________: for I had not known ____________, except the law had said, Thou shalt not ______________.”

What is the means by which we can be justified before God? Romans 3:28

Romans 3:28

“Therefore we conclude that a man is ____________ by ______________ without the deeds of the _____________.”

The fact that we are justified by faith, does this nullify our obligation to keep the law of God? Romans 3:31

Romans 3:31

“Do we then make ________________ the ___________through faith? God forbid: yea, we ________________ the law.”

If not the Ten Commandments, ‘What is it that was “nailed to the cross” at the death of Jesus?’ Colossians 2:14

Colossians 2:14

“Blotting out the ________________ of _______________ that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, _________________ it to his _______________;” (see Ephesians 2:15)

How does God enable us to keep His law? Ezekiel 36:26, 27

Ezekiel 36:26-27

“A new ______________ also will I give you, and a new ____________ will I put within you: and I will take away the _____________ heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my _________________ within you, and cause you to ________________ in my ______________, and ye shall keep my _________________, and do them.”