“Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.”
Paul argues that the law’s inability to save does not nullify its significance by actually establishes it. The law points to the human reality that no one can keep it. No one can ever do enough to be saved in the presence of a holy God.
If someone really knows Jesus’ salvation through grace, he will desire to obey the law even more. The demands of the moral, holy law will become a want to, by grace, and not a have to, by law. That’s why Jesus said that a Christian’s righteousness should exceed the righteousness of Pharisees. The Christian’s motivation is a response to grace. That’s the greatest motivator of all, Paul argues.
Do you know the extraordinary grace of God today? If so, your life should be the most moral and holy of anyone around you who is not a follower of Jesus.