Sir Jason provides us with this interesting insight on The Law...
What shall I say then, is the Law sin? Nay I had not
known sin but by the Law;
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again
unto fear; but you have received the Spirit of
adoption whereby we cry, Abba Father
In the IDF a new recruit is a "bizbuzz", because it is
claimed that his uniform is so well ironed and unworn
that it makes a buzzing sound as he walks. Officers
and Non-coms must be called "Sir." Regulations must be
adhered to. Those that don't get some nasty camp job
like KP or latrine duty. Those that rebel hear the cry
of "Shabbat", which means sabbath day's leave is
lost-the sabbath may have been made for man but
apparently man was made for the IDF. After a while the
word "Shabbat" becomes a word of fear.
The recruits are put through the usual regime of
training including route marches, longer and longer.
In the parachute corps the final phase is ironically
called, "Ascending to Jerusalem". They make an
exhausting climb up the trail to Jerusalem. Those that
make it are given a Galil and a Bible. An odd
combination. But the Bible represents not
self-righteous hubris, but a reminder of the
presumptuousnes of those who misuse the power of life
and death. Then they are given the red berret of the
Once the recruit has completed his training, he is no
longer a bizbuzz. He is treated with respect. He can
even call officers by their first names. He lives on
an informal regime. It is assumed that the recruit has
learned discipline and strength of character and has
no need for the mechanical rituals of basic training.
So it is with the Christian. He is not a bizbuzz but
he has ascended to Jerusalem. God is not merely
"Minister of Defense"(which is literally what Lord of
Hosts means), but he is Abba, Father. The Law has
served it's purpose. We are no longer bisbuzzes.