Sunday we will continue to answer the questions, “If the law can’t give us life and it doesn’t alter or annul the covenant of grace, why did God deliver it? And how do I relate to it as a believer?” First, Paul establishes that the law comes after God’s covenant with Abraham and can’t alter it.
Second, as we’ll discover this week, Paul anticipates the question his audience is asking, “Why then the law?” (Gal.3:19) He says the law was, “added because of transgressions.” It was the pervasive sin of God’s people needed to be restrained and exposed by the law. The law of God is still useful in our lives for these purposes, as Paul says in Romans 7:7, “Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin.”
It’s our sin that makes the law necessary, but it’s our sin that makes the law powerless to save us. Praise God for his promised grace, received by faith alone.
So, join us Sunday to worship our Redeemer.