Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith. Gal 3:24 (NASB)
Whenever we go out to preach the gospel, what does a lost person need to see before they are able to become a Christian? This verse given to us by Paul leads us in the right direction. The law is a tutor or a teacher that is designed to lead us to Christ. But in what ways does the law do this? In a few ways:
1. The Law shows us that we have sinned against God. The sinner needs to see that they have sinned! The Law of God is great at doing this. Using the Ten Commandments is a good way to convict people of their sin so you can share the gospel with them.
2. The Law shows us of a coming Messiah; prophecies that are fulfilled in the New Testament by Jesus Christ. There are hundreds of prophecies in the Old Testament that Jesus fulfilled in His life. There are prophecies that deal with every aspect of Jesus’ ministry, death, and resurrection.
3. The Law shows us the system of animal sacrifice, which shows that God accepts the death/blood of an animal in the place of the sinner so the sinner can be holy. Jesus fulfilled this sacrificial system through His own sacrificial death on the cross.
The Law points the sinner to Christ. Have you used it to do so?
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