Is it Possible to Obey the Law?

It is true that in our human strength alone, we are unable to perfectly meet the requirements of God’s law. The Bible tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) and “there is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). Our sinful nature and human limitations make it impossible for us to keep the law meticulously.

However, the good news is that God has provided a way for us to fulfill the righteous requirement of the law through Jesus Christ. As you mentioned, Jesus came in the likeness of sinful flesh, lived a perfect life, and condemned sin in the flesh. He accomplished what we could not do on our own.

Through faith in Jesus Christ, we are justified before God. His righteousness is credited\]

to us, meaning that God considers us righteous because of our faith in Jesus. This is not based on our own merit or works, but on the grace of God.

Additionally, when we accept Jesus as our Saviour, His Spirit dwells within us and empowers us to live in obedience to God’s law. The Holy Spirit enables us to walk according to the Spirit rather than the flesh. It is through the strength and guidance of the Holy Spirit that we can meet the righteous requirements of the law.

The apostle Paul emphasizes this truth in his writings. In Philippians 4:13, he declares, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” He acknowledges that it is through the strength of Christ that he can live a victorious life.

So, while it is true that we cannot fulfill the requirements of God’s law in our own strength, it is also true that through faith in Jesus and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit, we can live in accordance with God’s will. It is a process of growth and transformation, as we continually rely on God’s grace and seek to order our lives with His Word.

God desires to empower us to live in obedience to His commandments and experience the abundant life He has prepared for us.


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