Apart from the transcendant truth of God as revealed in Scripture, there would be no purpose behind studying or practicing human law. Without the revelation of the real state of humanity as separated from its Creator by rebelliousness and sin — and the good news that the very Son of God came to redeem us by his death on the Cross, whether or not you got your J.D. would make no difference. But the truth is, God has created mankind in his own image (Genesis 1:27), given him commandments for his own good (Genesis 2:17), and promised redemption after he disobeyed (Genesis 3:15). This means that your life, and your calling is, ultimately, not about you.
If you have come to trust in the life and work of Christ as payment for your sin on your behalf, you have been caught up in the grand and glorious plan of God to bring his rule and his reign into the world. And if you’re in law school, this will most likely look like preparing to live a life that is constantly “learn[ing] to do good; seek[ing] justice, correct[ing] oppression; bring[ing] justice to the fatherless, [and] plead[ing] the widow’s cause.” (Isaiah 1:17) That will hold true no matter if you’re litigating tort cases, drafting wills, enforcing contracts, or lobbying for public policy. As Abraham Kuyper said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, “Mine!”
The goal of LawnGospel is to encourage those of you in law school and out practicing law with gems of gospel truth that remind you of the glorious truth of this sovereign God who has called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9) He who has called you will equip you for every good work!