For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect,
As I read this admonition from Paul to the Roman church I can’t help but think of how many times I approach the Lord with statements from the Law instead of promises through Faith. Have I just “made void” my faith in this matter doing so? Being an heir of God is not a legal position. It is a position of promise that can only be found by approaching the Thrown of Grace. There we “obtain Mercy, but also find Grace. The law can only provide direction and correction but never redemption. Gods design was never for us to base our relationship on a legal position but on a loving acceptance by grace found through faith. Mercy always speaks to our pardon, and our faith speaks of possibilities. That's what we find when we see every situation through the Light of His Word. The law can’t provide an entrance to the heir-ship of a child of God. It can only point the way to Him Who is our heritage, even Jesus. Don’t “void” your faith today by standing on a legal right but through faith receive what is already yours as His child. Jesus asks “What do you want me to do? Then He reveals to us that it is already done, only believe and receive.