According to the bible, God gave Moses Ten Commandments for the children of Israel to live by. These commandments describe civil behavior and are the foundation of modern day law and order.
The problem with these commandments is that man, whose natural instinct is sinful, fights his nature to comply. The children of Israel, who knew God first-hand and witnessed His miracles; like the parting of the Red Sea for their escape from Egypt, couldn’t even keep the commandments.
How can they (we) meet up to God’s standards?
We can’t. In Romans 10:4 the bible tells us, “Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.”
This righteousness (being right with God) cannot be found in our actions to keep the law. We all fail to keep them in one way or another. Righteousness, we’re told, is in our belief in Christ.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Because God loved us he gave us another chance, a way out of our sinful nature, and a new hope through Christ and not ourselves.
How do we get this righteousness from Christ?
We receive it by faith. In Roman 10:9 the bible tells us, “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with the heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
So there it is.
Believe in your heart (by faith) and confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and you will be saved. You now will receive the righteousness that only Christ can present to God on your behalf, and God will accept.
Make no mistake we are all a work in progress. In the future, you will sin because of the fight we have with our sinful nature. Now, however, we should seek repentance, then gain forgiveness, pursue righteousness and be confident in our salvation through Christ “our Lord”.
Isn’t it cool………lol.