“Now therefore why do you put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? Acts 15:10
When Jesus said “It is Finished” at the cross he took the yoke that was hung around our necks and took it upon himself. The fact of the matter is we are all sinners and if we were going to be judged according to the law our sentence would be death. However because God loves us and showed us mercy, Jesus took on the penalty of our sins and removed that yoke from around our necks
Grace has been misunderstood since the resurrection. Even today there are some “Christian groups” who have a hard time accepting Grace. The power of the blood of Jesus Christ, has broken every chain and set us free. The Pharisees would not accept Grace, they didn’t understand no matter how religious they were, they were wretched sinners just like all of us.
“But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are.” Acts 15:11
Peter declared we are saved through the Grace of Christ not the Law. This doesn’t mean Christians reject The Law but Christ has fulfilled it. We are no longer under The Law but Under grace. Because anyone who lives under The Law is cursed because nobody is righteous enough to fulfill it except Jesus Christ
Heavenly Father, we thank you for our Lord Jesus Christ, who took on the wages of our sin and freed us from our yokes, Thank you for your amazing grace in Jesus Name Amen!