“…but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law.”
Israel tried to be righteous by obeying the law. But they could not. No one can. It’s impossible. There is a disease within us that bends us toward self. It’s called sin. It envelops all people everywhere. The moral law, the ten commandments, prove we can’t obey them. Any honest heart knows we fail to obey all the commandments, every day we live.
Therefore, we need a Savior. We need someone who has perfectly lived the righteous requirements of the law. We then need him to die and take the penalty from God for us. The one who knew no sin takes God’s punishment upon himself so we won’t ever have to face the wrath of God. Then, by grace through faith, he forgives our sin and give us freely eternal life.
That’s what Jesus did—for Jew and Gentile alike. He paid it all for sinners like you and me.
Do you know him personally? Do you know this great, free gift of eternal life?
He is the key to living life in abundance.