Day 28-First Knight

Today's quote comes from the movie First Knight. It's the story of King Arthur and Camelot and it stars Sean Connery, Julia Ormond, and Richard Gere.

"There are laws that enslave men, and laws that set them free."

The idea that we can be a slave to one law and be set free by another law, immediately brought me to Paul and the book of Romans.

Romans 6:14 (NLT) Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.

The "law" Paul is referring to here are the requirements God put onto the Jews in the Old Testament. These "laws" brought to light man's true sinful nature and the abundance of sinfulness in their life.
Christ's sacrifice set us free from the try hard life of obeying the "law". Belief in Jesus, gives us the power to turn away from sin, therefore we are free, no longer slaves to our sinful nature as we were before Christ.

It can be a little complicated, I know.

That's why the quote is so powerful. It states it very simply.

Just an FYI - It's been a long time since I've seen this movie, but it is still, in my opinion, one of the best versions of this story ever made into a film.


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