Matthew 22:36-40 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? (37) Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (38) This is the first and great commandment. (39) And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. (40) On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Paul wrote truly that the law is “good, holy and established.” But what men lacked was the spiritual power to obey the law. That power God gave from heaven on Pentecost and it was in my estimation the completion of the Messiah’s loving obedience to His Father, the giving of The Holy Spirit, Himself being and bringing the promised “power from on high.” (Acts 1:4-8) Without the Holy Spirit power enabling us can we even begin to be transformed? It is the renewing of our mind which transforms us restoring us into the likeness of God, the likeness so greatly corrupted by sin, by our sin.