For what purpose did the law enter?


"Moreover the law entered, that the, offence might abound." Rom. 5: 20.
NOTE - By the giving of the law at Sinai, then, God designed, not to increase or multiply sin, but
that men might, through a new revelation of Him and of His character and will, as expressed in a plainly
spoken and plainly written law, the better see the awful sinfulness of sin, and thus their utter helplessness
and undone condition. While in Egypt, surrounded as they were with idolatry and sin, and as the result of
their long bondage and hard servitude, Israel even, the special people of God, had largely forgotten God
and lost sight of His requirements. Until one realizes that he is a sinner, he cannot see his need of a Savior
from sin. Hence the entering, or re-publication, of the law to the world through Israel at Sinai.

16. How did Christ reprove those who, though familiar with the letter of the Scriptures, failed to understand them?
How great. is Gods love for the world?
3. Before the giving of the law at Sinai, what did Moses say when Jethro asked him concerning his judging the people?
What did they have in the law?
What did the apostles say to the idolaters at Lystra?
What question did the disciples ask Christ concerning His second coming?
What promises are made to those who consider the poor?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle