Search the Scriptures – The Purpose of the Law

Jesus rebuked the Pharisees who put confidence in the law for salvation to search the Old Testament law for actually it testifies of Jesus Christ. We consider the purpose of the law. Some men have used the law as the means of gaining eternal life, but God’s purpose in the law was always the exact opposite. God gave the law to show God’s high standard of holiness and show man’s inability to meet that standard. The law is to show all the world as guilty before God to make us understand that our only hope of salvation has to be by grace alone, not by works.