*taken from today’s Sabbath School Lesson
The phrase “the works of the law” likely involves, therefore, all the requirements found in the commandments given by God through Moses, whether moral or ceremonial. Paul’s point is that no matter how hard one tries to follow and obey God’s law, our obedience never will be good enough for God to justify us, to have us declared righteous before God. That’s because His law requires absolute faithfulness in thought and action—not just some of the time but all of the time, and not just for some of His commandments but for all of them.
Can you imagine??? If our salvation and our “justification” were to rest solely on our adherence to the works of the law? I don’t know about you guys but, CLEARLY I’d be lost, no doubt about it! Thank God for His grace, mercy, love and sacrifice; thanks to Him, we are saved by GRACE, through FAITH.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Ephesians 2:8,9
And even so….what little have we to boast…
God I am so grateful that you don’t look at our faithfulness to you, but rather our faith IN you; help us never to forget your sacrifice. Amen.
Love and God Bless,