God’s Laws (1)

Long ago, God gave laws to His people, the Israelites. Many people believe God gave these laws to help us be better people. But God’s laws do not make us better people. Verse 20 of our Bible Reading tells us what God’s laws do. “…no person can be made right with God by following the law. The law only shows us our sin.”
I can use God’s laws to help people realize that they need Jesus. For example, I can show my friends some of God’s laws in the Bible. If my friends have broken any of God’s laws, then they will know that they have sinned. I can explain that God must punish them for their sins. This is like a judge today punishing someone for breaking the law.
Then I can tell my friends that Jesus already accepted the punishment for their sins. Jesus died on the cross, He was buried, and He arose. Finally, I can show my friends how to accept Jesus’ forgiveness for their sins.
I am happy that I am saved by God’s grace. Praise Him today for His gift of salvation through Jesus.