“In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin. I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, ‘You must not covet.’” Romans 7:7
Have you ever found yourself thinking that religion is just a list of rules? If so, you’re not entirely wrong. As Pastor Ed has said, religion is a manmade system of do's and don’ts. If we aren’t careful, we can convince ourselves that following a certain list of rules is the path to salvation. The truth is, religion can’t save us. Only a relationship with God, through His Son Jesus, can save us. So why did God provide “the law”? Today’s Scripture shows us.
As you consider your life, remember that it is a relationship with Christ that saves you. But in order to even understand that we need that relationship, God provided us with His law. Don’t negate God’s commandments. Instead, allow them to point you to the one who can truly save you!
Thank God for His law. Thank Him for providing a way for you to see that you need a Savior. And then thank Him most of all for providing that Savior, Jesus Christ!
The Ten Commandments are the basis of God’s law. Read them all the way through in Exodus 20. And realize just how much we are all in need of Jesus to save us!