v. 5 "And men are instructed sufficiently that they aknow good from evil."
All men know the difference between good and evil instinctively. A child knows it's wrong to steal a candy bar or hit a sibling. A business man knows it's wrong to lie to close the deal. A housewife knows it's wrong to gossip about a neighbor. Everyone is born with the light of Christ, or a conscience.
"...And the blaw is given unto men." What is the law? The knowledge of good from evil.
"... And by the law no flesh is cjustified; or, by the law men are dcut off."
We are cut off because we transgress the law, or rather we all sometimes choose evil over good. We all sin.
"... Yea, by the temporal law they were cut off; and also, by the spiritual law they perish from that which is good, and become miserable forever."
Temporal refers to the physical. We are physically cut off from God because in this life, we are not in His presence. Death is the physical barrier that keeps us from God. It is a barrier that we cannot overcome on our own.
We are also cut off from God by the spiritual law when we sin. Sin is a spiritual barrier that keeps us from God. It too is a barrier that we cannot overcome on our own.
v. 6 "Wherefore, aredemption cometh in and through the bHoly cMessiah; for he is full of dgrace and truth.
Redemption from both the consequences of temporal and spiritual law comes through our Savior, Jesus Christ. He overcame both death and sin.
1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.
2. a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment.
3. favor or good will.
4. a manifestation of favor, especially by a superior: It was only through the dean's grace that I wasn't expelled from school.
5. mercy; clemency; pardon: an act of grace.
6. favor shown in granting a delay or temporary immunity.
7. an allowance of time after a debt or bill has become payable granted to the debtor before suit can be brought against him or her or a penalty applied: The life insurance premium is due today, but we have 31 days' grace before the policy lapses. Compare grace period.
9. moral strength: the grace to perform a duty.