Galatians 3:15–22 (ESV)
The Law and the Promise
15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring.
It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ. 17 This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul
a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void. 18 For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.
19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary. 20 Now
an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one.
21 Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness
would indeed be by the law. 22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
The Law calls sin exactly what it is… sin. The problem with many sins today is that people don’t want to call things that have been wrong, and against God’s will… sin. If they don’t
see drunkenness, idolatry, sexual immorality, same sex marriage, abortion, stealing… as wrong… then they don’t have to repent because they have not sinned. The Bible is very clear on these issues, yet the world wants to reject God’s
teachings. You will never see yourself in need of forgiveness if you don’t see yourself as a sinner. The Law shows us our sins and that we need a Savior.
I pray: O Lord, your law shows me my sins. I repent and want to do better. Forgive me and restore me. Amen.