09 Apr Romans 3:20
20 because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
The society we live in is very much rule oriented. Therefore, when we look to scripture we see it through the same lens. We see the law, we see the commandments and assume if we follow these rules, then they lead to our salvation. If we seek rules for our salvation, then we have created an idol, and placed it above God. Here, Paul talks specifically about how the law was meant to show us our sin, our imperfections, our need for Jesus. No one can earn justification, it is only by the grace of God that we are able to receive Him. Are you seeking to follow rules, or after Christ? Or…have you been raised in church or raised in Christ?