If God knew man would fail they why would He still put up the law?
To cut a long explanation short, here is the straight out answer:
The Law shows up our sins and thus The Law magnifies God’s love for us.
Without the law, we will never see how ugly we are and without seeing how ugly we are, we will never see how much God loves us. Today, through the proper use of God’s law, we know God loves us because while we were still sinners Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
There was a time when there was no law and people thought they can be god. Lucifer, for example, was the most beautiful and most exalted angel (Ezekiel 28:12-15). He was highly praised by all angels to the point that he thought he is god. Little did he know that his entire existence was dependent upon the love of his Creator.
Another individual, Herod Agrippa, a powerful king, thought that all his success and glory came from him and him alone that he fancied himself to be the equal of God. Of course the angels cannot take this insult and smote him dead (Acts 12:20-23).
It’s not only the villains of the Bible who mistook God’s love as rewards to their own effort and success. Adam and Eve also thought that they could be God’s equal (that’s why they partook of the fruit of the forbidden tree). Because of the absence of the law, they never realized how much they fall short of God’s supreme standards. Most of all, because of the absence of the law, all these creatures who’ve been living on His love, didn’t have a tint of revelation of God’s love.
Without the knowledge of sin which is brought about by the law, we will always think that God is blessing us through our efforts. Where is the love of God then if we are rewarded for our works?
The Law was made so that we are humbled before God:
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.
God gave the law to show man how much they have fallen short of the glory of God.
Now that we are aware of how much we have fallen short of His glory, we DO NOT use the very same Law that judged us to gain back our holiness and righteousness to The Father.
“We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified. -Galatians 2:15-16
The Law is holy and perfect, no man can keep it. This is why Jesus Christ have to come down as a man to fulfill ALL the Laws of God. Only Jesus can live according to the full standards of God’s law. The Bible says that Jesus was a man who committed NO SIN (2 Corinthians 5:21). Even Pontius Pilate declared that Jesus Christ did nothing wrong (John 18:38). The criminal who was crucified beside Christ also testified that “this man did nothing wrong” (Luke 23:41). Because of Jesus’ perfect and sinless life, Matthew 5:17 came to pass as the law has been fulfilled through Jesus’ death on the cross!
All we have to do to be justified from our sin is to believe in Him.
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth (Romans 10:4).
We are sinners but Jesus Christ is The Saviour. And this continuous love story of a Perfect Being loving us, undeserving wretches, is magnified by knowing the fact that we DO NOT deserve anything but death.
Through The Holy Law, we now know that all of us deserve death. And it is through the Law that we see how much Jesus loves us because when we were about to pay the price of our sins, Jesus Christ pulled us out of the way and He carried our cross and laid down His body to be crucified on it. So, every time you see the cross, know that it is you and I who’s supposed to be there. Thank God for Jesus Christ!
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us” (Gal. 3:13)
“It is finished.” -Jesus Christ (John 19:30)
“It is done.” -Jesus Christ (Revelations 21:6)
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