The Ten Commandments confront us with the truth that we are all lawbreakers who deserve God’s wrath. As Alistair Begg reminds us, though, we should not respond by trying harder to keep the law, hoping to improve our standing before God. Instead, we must look to the one who has provided all that we need for salvation. It is only in relying exclusively on the work of Jesus that lawbreakers can be made right with God.
19Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20For by works of the law no human being3 will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
21But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
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