What is the theological position of the man (or woman) who wrote this? Dispensational, covenantal, what?
The cry of the Christian religion is the gentle word, “Come.” The Jewish law harshly said, “Go, take heed unto thy steps as to the path in which thou shalt walk. Break the commandments, and thou shalt perish; keep them, and thou shalt live.” The law was a dispensation of terror, which drove men before it as with a scourge; the gospel draws with bands of love. Jesus is the good Shepherd going before his sheep, bidding them follow him, and ever leading them onwards with the sweet word, “Come.” The law repels, the gospel attracts. The law shows the distance which there is between God and man; the gospel bridges that awful chasm, and brings the sinner across it.UPDATE: the source is Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening : Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged; New modern edition. (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2006), December 16 AM. You can read the whole here.
My point in citing it is that one of the stupid reasons for dissing dispensationalism is that it is supposedly inherently antinomian, or makes an overly sharp distinction between law and grace. It's an objection that should not be made by a fair and better-read person. Here's Charles Spurgeon, no dispensationalist, making that cut pretty sharply, as have Luther and others.
And here I am, unapologetically dispensational, and I wouldn't put it quite as sharply Spurgeon did. Not with Psalms 1 and 119 in my mind.