Bible Reading:

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”

Romans 3:20 (KJV)


Notice that our text today very clearly states that no flesh shall be justified in the sight of God by the deeds of the law (the Ten Commandments and all other ordinances). Now, let us look at this matter from this standpoint: going by this scripture, everyone is condemned because all have sinned. The sin is not a function of what you did or did not do; it is a function of the fact that you were born. Inherent in you is the nature of sin, and once there is law, there will definitely be sin. And the cost of sin is death.

Notice also in this text that it is the law that gives us the knowledge that we are sinners. For the more we know of God’s laws, the clearer it becomes that we are not obeying them. His laws serve only to make us see that we are sinners. Thank God we are not left in that limbo since we see our way out in Romans 3:21-22. The righteousness of God without the law has now been manifested, as witnessed by the law and the prophets. The righteousness of God is given to all by faith because of Jesus Christ. God has now shown us a different way to heaven. It is not about “being good enough” and trying to keep His laws. Instead, God will accept and acquit us-He will declare us as “not guilty”, if we trust Jesus Christ to take away our sins. We can all be saved in this same way: by coming to Christ no matter who we are or what we have done (Romans 3:21-22, TLB).

In other words, what did Jesus do? He nailed the law to the cross. He freed us from the bondage of the law, and where there is no law, there is no sin. Therefore we are born into a life where we must love God and do not need to live by any rules. The more you love God, the more pleasing you are to Him. And sin has no dominion over you, because you are not under the law. So stop struggling with the law; rather, accept your placement in Christ. Away with the law!



Further reading: Romans 3:20-31


Daily Bible reading:

Morning- Jeremiah 24-26,

Evening- Titus 2


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