๐Ÿ‘‘ The Lawโ€™s Purpose

โ€œTherefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sightโ€ฆโ€ (Rom. 3:20).

It is strange that so many sincere people can so misunderstand Godโ€™s written Word as to suppose that He gave the Law โ€œto help us to be goodโ€ or โ€œas a rule of life.โ€ The Law was not given to help us to be good, but rather to show us that we are sinners and need a Savior. Rom. 3:22,23 says that โ€œthere is no difference, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.โ€ How foolish, then, to look to the Law for help. Though the Law provides for just trial it does not help the criminal; it condemns him. Thus the Bible teaches that the Law was given:

โ€œThat every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may be brought in guilty before Godโ€ (Rom. 3:19).

โ€œFor by the law is the knowledge of sinโ€ (Rom. 3:20).

โ€œThe law entered that the offense might aboundโ€ (Rom. 5:20).

This leads us to St. Paulโ€™s great conclusion:

โ€œTherefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sightโ€ (Rom. 3:20).

This makes sense, for doing a few โ€œgoodโ€ things cannot right the wrongs we have done. Good is what we should do, hence we should not expect to be rewarded for it.

But, thank God, โ€œChrist died for our sinsโ€ (I Cor. 15:3) and โ€œby Him all who believe are justifiedโ€ (Acts 13:39).

โ€œTherefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the lawโ€ (Rom. 3:28).

โ€œBelieve on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be savedโ€ (Acts 16:31). source

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