Originally Posted by glorydaz
When we're justified by faith, we're no longer under the PENALTY of the Law. The Law is now written in our hearts....not done away with. The "ordinances" were those "added on" because of transgression. They were what the Jews had to DO to avoid the PENALTY of the Law.
Sin is the breaking of God's Law. As believers, we still commit sin, but the penalty has been paid for us. To throw out the Law of God is to throw the baby out with the bath water. God's Law is no longer a yoke of bondage but a delight to those in Christ. As we walk in the Spirit, we do fulfil His Law.
I agree with most of what you have said.
Christians are not to live by the WRITTEN LAW. The written law has been abolished. The law written on our hearts is the spiritual law, Romans 7:14. It is the first fruits of the Holy Spirit. It is a keeper until Christ appears.
Paul also delighted in the law because it reveals the righteousness of God, Romans 7:22. However, it is the law written on our hearts that convicts us of sin. This at times can be distressing, Romans 7:19, 20, 21.