The picture is of The Real Mount Sinai (Jabal al-Lawz) in Saudi Arabia - locals call it The Mountain of Moses.
God's Holy Word tells us His Law is perfect, holy, just and good.
 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
In reading the beginning of Paul's Holy Spirit Inspired Apostolic Letter "to all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be Saints"; we find an introduction to the greatest theological issues troubling humanity and their solution only found in faith placed on The One and Only Savior of The World - Our Redeemer and Maker - YHWH.
Yet reading through the first several chapters we realize our problem and how insurmountable it is apart from God's Amazing Grace. You see we have all sinned, that is we have all in one way or another broken God's Holy Law. Regardless if it was an outward breaking of The Law or an internal breaking by heart intent it still requires God to mete out judgement to those who sin against Him.
 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
He is Righteous and just but who will by no means clear the guilty (Exodus 34:7); Therefore he has to punish all sinners and since He is Holy and Pure he cannot allow sin in His presence (Psalm 5:4 For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.)
Here is were we see His great redemptive plan in clear light - He knew man would sin in The Garden of Eden - He decided to redeem mankind by purchasing them back from their terrible judgment with His very own life giving blood. Which is why He needed to become a man and live a percect life submitted to The Father in Heaven, under The Law, and then willingly offer up His life as a ransome for many. (Read Isaiah 53)
After a thorough reading of Holy Scipture we understand that the Son of God - The Lamb of God that takes away the sin of The World - in God's Holy Providence (since He knows the end from the beginning) became the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. God Almighty knew He would have to pay the ultimate price to rescue His beloved children yet in doing so He would be keeping His Holy Law and Perfect Nature intact while at the same time being the one who justified guilty sinners who placed their complete trust (faith) in The Completed and Redemptive work of The Messiah who shed His Holy Blood for you and me at His Cross on Calvary. May His Holy Name be praised forever!
 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be Just and The Justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
You see; God in His perfect foreknowledge knew we would all sin (as a matter of fact we have all inherited a sin nature from conception; that is a natural tendency to sin and rebel against our Creator) The first man created by God (Adam) rebelled in the perfect environment he was placed in (Eden). And as just payment for Adam's sin against his Creator his spirit died (spiritual death) within him and Adam was not allowed back in The Garden lest he continue to live forever in His sinful and separted life from God; therefore God revealed prophetically The Plan of Salvation that not even His Holy Angels knew or understood but would marvel as He revealed the Mystery of Godliness in this Present Age we live in.
The very first prophecy of a Coming Messiah is mentioned in Genesis 3 verse 15:
 "I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel.”
By doing so, God Almighty declares that through a virgin woman and not through man he would send The Deliverer - You see that at The Cross, Yeshua bruised the Head of the Snake but his heel was bruised every time he pushed up in order to grasp for air during His crucifixion.
For additional Biblical proof read the following passages written hundred of years before the Birth of The Messiah:
 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
In verse 6 it states a child is born - where? In Bethlehem. Then it declares to us a son is given - where? At Calvary -- Oh The Love of God - How magnificent is His Name - Yeshua!
1 Corinthians 2:7–8
 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.  None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
As you now see - the enemies of God thought they were obtaining a victory over The Son of Man (Jesus of Nazareth) when He was crucified - but the exact opposite occured.
Hallelujah to the Lamb of God!
 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,  by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.  He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
That "record of debt" is all the times that we all have broken God's Holy Law; but in His great mercy He allows the Holy, Pure and Blameless Son of God - Yeshua The Messiah to take our place of wrath from breaking The Commandments and takes our due punishment in His Body by dying the death of a guilty sinner on His Cross at Calvary in order that He may redeem(purchase) us from the curse of sin and death.
How precious our Savior to shed His Holy and blameless blood for you and me!
 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.
12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (KJV)
1 Peter 1:3–5
 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,  who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.
Numerous other verses to this wonderful salvation can be given for our edification but for know I will continue discussing the Holy Commandments God has given us and declare how it is that we keep them by His Holy Grace imparted in us through His Ever Abiding Holy Spirit.
 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,  even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.  Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.  In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.  Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
Let's look at God's Moral Standard for all humans to abide by and see how we compare:
The Ten Commandments
 And God spoke all these words, saying,
 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
 “You shall have no other gods before me.
 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.  You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,  but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor, and do all your work,  but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.  For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
 “You shall not murder.
 “You shall not commit adultery.
 “You shall not steal.
 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”
One misinformed person may say "that was in the old covenant and now we are under the new covenant". My answer to that person is to read what The Lord declared during His Sermon on the Mount.
 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.  Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’  But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.  So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,  leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.  Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison.  Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.
 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’  But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
If we allow our God given conscience to do its work we will fall under Holy Spirit conviction and realize we are guilty and most assuredly deserve Hell as payment -- yet that is the great work accomplished by The Law working in us as a "schoolmaster" or "guardian" to teach us our need for a Savior to redeem us from our sin.
Additionally, The Preacher, by inspiration of The Holy Spirit declared thus in Ecclesiastes:
 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.  For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.
Please read all of the Book of Romans to have a proper understanding of the Law and God's Grace in our lives.
 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed.  So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.  But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian,  for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.  For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.
1 Corinthians 6:18–20
 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.  Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,  for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Since our lives do not belong to us anymore because God sent His Son to die for us and with His blood redeem (purchase) us back to himself; then what sort of life should we be living now?
How amazing that God would love us so that He would send His son:
 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,  in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
For God So Loved the World
 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.  And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.  But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
The choice is yours: Surrender to God in Christ or reject His Eternal Life and be doomed forever.
 Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true.  For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure.  The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Since The Lord Jesus rose from the grave and defeated death your legal standing with God can be changed from guilty sinner to Saved Saint by placing your full trust (faith) in Jesus right now!
God will forgive you, justify you; that is He will make it as though you had never sinned agains Him and in turn impute to you the Holy Righteousness of Jesus The Messiah. Therefore, repent today by turning from all sin (Lawlessness) and trust alone in Yeshua for your eternal salvation.
 I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
 Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Fulfilling the Law Through Love
 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.  For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.  The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.  Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Since we have declared Jesus as Lord and King over our lives, and live in obedience to His Holy Word, we in turn love The Truth -- that is we love Him who declared to His disciples that He is The Way, The Truth and The Life -- therefore let's continue our lifelong journey of knowing Him without ever looking back to our old life but looking to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our Faith!
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