The Purpose of Laws
For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh,
God did by sending His own Son . . .
Many people advocate doing away with all law until it begins to impact their own lives. What would happen if motorists went out on the roads of the world without signposts, speed limits, rights-of-way, and traffic-lights? What would happen if planes took to the skies without air traffic control? Who would enjoy sports without rules or boundaries? Basic laws are necessary, just like rules of the game are necessary.
When the guilty are judged by the law, there are consequences. Likewise, there is a penalty to pay when we transgress the laws of God. When we violate His perfect law, it proves we do not measure up to His standards and sin overtakes us.
So what is mankind to do? God gives us the answer. He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty of breaking God’s law. Jesus Christ alone paid the price to redeem us from our guilt and shame. Through the shed blood of Christ on the cross, He said to the world, “I forgive you.” The question is whether we are willing to admit our sin and turn from it and believe that Christ is the answer to fulfilling the law of God. He will bring peace to our hearts and give us a new pathway to walk. “(God)condemned sin … that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled” (Romans 8:3-4). This is a glorious truth.
My Father, I am encouraged by the assurance that nothing can ever separate me from Your presence again. Thank You for saving me, and thank You for everything good that awaits me in the next life. You are rich in mercy and grace. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.