God's law reveals our utter sinfulness

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Now we know that whatever things the law says, it says to those who are under the law so that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore, by the deeds of the law, no flesh shall be justified in his sight, for by the law comes the knowledge of sin. Romans 3:19-20

Though many believe they can be pleasing and acceptable to God by their keeping of His commandments, an honest look at our lives in the light of God’s Word reveals our utter sinfulness and inability to please God or be accepted by Him. The only way to be accepted and justified by God is through faith in Christ Jesus, God the Son, and His perfect obedience to God’s commandments and His innocent sufferings and death for our sins.

Your law shows my sins and failures, O Lord. It condemns me to death and hell. Grant that I hear and believe Your Gospel promises of forgiveness and life eternal through faith alone in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross for my sins. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from the Revised Common Version of the Bible.]

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