Grace and Law

The whole purpose of grace, in a sense, is just to enable us to keep the law. Holiness means being righteous, and being righteous means keeping the law. What is grace? It is that marvelous gift of God which, having delivered a man from the curse of the law, enables him to keep it and to be righteous as Christ was righteous, for He kept the law perfectly. Grace is that which brings me to love God; and if I love God, I long to keep His commandments. “He that has my commandments, and keeps them,” Christ said, “he it is that loves me.” (D.M. Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, page 197).