The Cross Part 25

25. " Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross " (Col. 2:1414Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (Colossians 2:14)); so that the cross being the taking out of the way of our ordinances, not giving us power to fulfill them, He that hung on the cross has all the glory of our salvation. And the estimate just referred to is thus especially connected with the Jew under Moses' law. Closely connected with this, as contrasted with it, is Heb. 6:66If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. (Hebrews 6:6), " Seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame."
This epistle was written to Jews, and the apostle is saying what it is for a Jew who has once recognized and acted upon what he says of himself in Col. 2:1414Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (Colossians 2:14), to turn back from Him that was upon the cross to Moses and his ordinances.