John19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed hishead, and gave up the ghost.
Aman goes into a school zone that has a sign that reads 25 miles an hour. Thisman is going 45 miles an hour; the police pull him over and the man rolls downhis window and the odors of one that has been living in his car run up thenostrils of the police officer. Along with that the man is dressed in rags, hishair long and greasy, his face unshaven and he is just a real mess. The policeofficer asked him for his driver’s license and proof of insurance; which theman produces. The officer then takes the man to jail where he is put behindbars and on the next day finds himself in a court room. The judge gives him themax, in jail time and fines along with Community.Service. He says to the manthat he could have ran over a child and killed them going that speed. The lawplainly said 25 miles per hour and he had broken the law. You may say; well, heshould have obeyed the law and that he deserved what he got. You would beright. On another day a nice fancy sport car came through the school zone doing50 miles per hour the same police officer pulls him over. As he approached hisvehicle the man greeting the officer with a smile and with kind words and saidI guess I was going a little fast wasn’t I? The two began to talk about howpretty the sports car was and before long both were smiling and laughing. Thepolice officer finally said to the man “I tell you what I’m going to just forgetthis ever happened because I feel that you deserve a break; have a good daysir.” Now how does that make you feel? One man is given the maximum punishmentof the law while the other is given nothing for breaking the same law. Now youand I both know that things like that happen and I’m afraid that may be thereason that we think God does the same. I have heard others say “if anybodydeserved to go to heaven it was……..” Can I tell you that God doesn’t operate onthe same level as man, God had told us what our righteousness is compared to.
Isaiah64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all ourrighteousnesses are as filthy rags
Romans3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seekethafter God
Romans3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together becomeunprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Well,according to what the Bible tells us it’s not going to matter if we have a badodor about us or drive a bright clean sports car with a big smile and kindwords on our lips. We are all guilty and no one deserves to go to heaven. Sowhat is the law for? Good question and the Apostle Paul answers that for us.
Romans7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid.Nay, I had not known sin, but by thelaw: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt notcovet. Paul is saying that it was the law that showed him sin, for hesaid I would have never known what sin was except for the law. It reallydoesn’t matter if you are doing the best you know how to do for we all like tothink of ourselves as being good people and maybe because we are good wedeserve something special. We must first know we are sinners; the law will showus that. We must then realize that Jesus is the only onethat has ever kept the law and because He has then He has the ability to saveus from our sins. Then lastly we must ask Him to forgive us and put our trustin His finished works on Calvary.