The law was given through Moses. Through Jesus Christ came grace and truth (John 1:17). What was the purpose of the law? It was given so that mankind would realize their need for a Savior. Through it, we become conscious of our sin (Romans 3:20).
We see it’s perfects standards, and recognize how far we fall short. We come to the understanding that we can’t save ourselves, and therefore must rely on Christ for our salvation. The law wasn’t given as a way for man to become right with God. Rather, it shows them their need for the One who has paid the price for them to be made righteous.
No one is justified in God’s sight by the works of the law (Romans 3:20). It is through faith in Jesus that we are made righteous (Romans 3:22). He became sin for us, that in Him, we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). Because of His finished work at the cross, a new covenant has been established, under which God remembers our sins no more (Hebrews 8:12). It is by grace that we have been saved (Ephesians 2:5). God’s unearned, undeserved, unmerited favor is on each of our lives in Christ!
Jesus paid the price for all of the wrong things we have ever done, or ever could do. Our relationship with God, and all of His blessings, are offered as free gifts of His amazing grace. What a wonderful new covenant we are under, because of Christ’s finished work at the cross!
My name is Emily Hockenhull. I started Called and Created as a way to share the good news of the gospel of God's grace with others. Come join me on the journey!