“Because by the works of the Law none of mankind will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes knowledge of sin” (Romans 3:20).
The Law is a wonderfully objective teacher of God’s expectations and how humanity is to live, but it is an unrelenting prosecutor at the judgment bar of God. What the Jews had anticipated being their means of escape from the wrath of God, the Law, would become the very thing to indict them. When any of us hold up our works as means of being right with God, the ground beneath gives way to the pit below. There’s a new law in town…the law of faith (v.27).