Ubi Jus Ibi Remedium


A lot of the times, I feel like God was intentional in making me study law. You see this religion that we practise is nothing more than a ton of legal principles. One especially comes to mind today, ‘where there is a wrong, there is a remedy’.

We were born sinners, so automatically we were in the wrong and nothing we could do by our own power could exclude us from the consequences of being labelled a sinner through no fault of ours.

God being all knowing, made it such that a long long time before you’d even know you were a sinner, God had provided a remedy to our sin nature. We would try to get way from sin on our own by legalism, morals, good value system etc. but that’s not what made us sinners. It was our nature. It was inherent in us. It was part of our DNA. So no action on the outside could change what was manifestly wrong in the fabric of our very beings.

This was the wrong. We couldn’t even fathom a remedy on our own, but there was One who could, I AM! And it’s actually simply amazing. To think that we would have had no other choice than to be sinners without Christ sacrifice is actually very scary to me. I’d absolutely hate to be part of a world where Jesus hadn’t bequeathed His nature of righteousness to me.

Herein lies our remedy. The wages of sin is death. The devil knew this. He basked in the thought that he had enslaved us forever (Romans 6: 6). But you see, what the devil probably did not envisage was the limitlessness of God. Quite foolishly too. I mean this was someone you had looked up to and wanted to be like and you underestimate Him? Who does that?

I’ll tell you who, the devil. People, he is not as smart as he thinks he is. When Jesus paid the price on your behalf and became the remedy, he did much more than change your nature, he launched you into a lifetime of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14: 17).