Put Away the Childish

  The Holy Spirit through Paul used a number of ways to teach us that we are no longer under the Mosaic Law but under the will and testament of Christ. In First Corinthians chapter thirteen he presented the former law as like the time of childhood. But children grow to maturity and when they do they put away those things pertaining to their childhood.

  Likewise the law God gave Israel served for a time for that nation but it was not the perfect plan of salvation God designed before the foundation of the world. It simply led to that better covenant. The new covenant is "that which is perfect."  The old covenant served its purpose but is like the childish things that are now put away.

  The full and complete system of salvation for man is before us in the New Testament. To see God in His glory in heaven we must follow that.