What does the Bible say about the law? You may be surprised. It is generally believed that knowing and following the do’s and don’ts makes you a better Christian. However, the Bible says the Law empowers and increases sin. Do you believe the Bible?
The Bible says: “…the law gives sin its power.” (I Cor 15:56)
The Bible says: “The law came in so that the transgression (sin) would increase;…” (Rom 5:20, NASB)
The Bible says: “And the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as the person who has broken all of God’s laws.” (James 2:10)
The Bible says: “For if we could be saved by keeping the law, then there was no need for Christ to die.” (Gal 2:21)
The Bible says: “But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under His curse…” (Gal 3:10)
The Ten Commandments, which are part of the law, were not given to stop sin. They have no power to stop sin. God gave the commandments to expose sin. Paul tells us in Romans 3:20, “For no one can ever be made right in God’s sight by doing what His law commands. For the more we know God’s law, the clearer it becomes that we aren’t obeying it.”
By grasping this truth, you will understand one of the greatest misunderstandings in the church today. Jesus was letting us know that no man could keep the law, and that everyone needs a savior. The law is used to lead everyone to the only Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus alone satisfied every aspect of the law, and if we are in Him and He is in us, nothing more has to be done but to abide in His completed work. His life in us frees us from the power of sin.
LIFE LESSON: Jesus died for us to give His life to us to live His life through us. It doesn’t get any better than that.
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