Law shuts every mouth before God;
Grace opens every mouth to praise Him.
Law puts a great and guilty distance between man and God;
Grace makes guilty man nigh to God.
Law says "do and live";
Grace, "believe and live."
Law never had a missionary;
Grace is to be preached to every creature.
Law utterly condemns the best man;
Grace freely justifies the worst.
Law is a system of probation;
Grace, of favour.
Law stones an adulteress;
Grace says, "Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin (disbelieve) no more."
Under law the sheep dies at the hand of the shepherd;
Under grace the Shepherd dies for the sheep.
by C I Scofield