We know that the law is good when used correctly. For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders. The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God. —I Timothy 1:8-11

Have you murdered? (Hating is murder 1st John 3:15). Are you sexually immoral? Have you ever lied? Stolen? Taken the Lord’s Name in vain? Practice idolatry? (Which is anything that comes before God). Dishonored parents? Need to have what the other person has? The Ten Commandments were given to expose these things and show that we all are breakers of God’s Law and need a Savior. We are told that the Law is good when it is used correctly. What does that mean? Well, if it was given for the “lawless and rebellious, the ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy” then we need to share the Law with people and then share the Good News of Jesus who took our law-breaking on Himself so we could be forgiven and have new life in Him.

So, have you acknowledged that you have broken God’s Law? We all have! To acknowledge we have broken God’s Law is to acknowledge that we are trespassers and guilty sinners. That is the place we need to be before we can call on the Lord Jesus to forgive us of our sin, to help us to turn from our sin (repent), asking Him to come into our lives and make us children of God. “Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved” (Romans 10:13). One we have Jesus (1 John 5:11-13), once we have truly and sincerely called on Him to save us, it is then that we posses eternal life! Oh, may all who read this be His, but if you are not, why not become His right now with a prayer something like this (It is not the words, God knows your heart and the words you use need to be from the heart):

Dear God, I am a law-breaker, a sinner. Thank You that Jesus died on that cross for my sins and rose again from the dead on the third day. I ask that you come into my life, Lord Jesus. Please forgive my sins and may me God’s child. Help me to turn from my ways and follow Your ways as You teach me. Thank You for saving me for it is in Jesus authority that I come. Amen!

Time and Holy Spirit transformation happens and bears evidence that a person has truly trusted the Lord Jesus Christ. May Holy Spirit fruit be evident in your life and mine (Galatians 5:13-26).

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