Find out if you’ve really kept all of God’s rules.
“For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.”
God’s rules are intended for our own good. Remember, God is perfectly loving in all He does. He has not given us rules to follow in hopes that we will mess up and fail. These ’10 Commandments’ have our best interests in mind. But His holiness demands that He punish law-breakers.
Am I a Law Breaker?
Before we can honestly answer this question we need to consider what the New Testament says about God’s law.
Jesus explained in Matthew 5 that the law requires more than just external compliance. He said,
- ”You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not murder.’ But I tell you, ‘Don’t even get angry.’”
- “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’But I tell you, ‘ If you have even looked another person to lust after them, you have committed adultery already in your heart.’”
- “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemies.’ But I tell you, ‘Love your enemies.’
It is clear that by God’s standards, every human being is a law-breaker. The Bible has a name for those who have broken the laws of their Creator, and that name is ‘sinner.’