Do you ever wonder why God laid down His Law? Especially when here in Romans, Paul tells us that it made sin even greater and everyday life much worse. With one swoop, God’s Law made us criminals and blatant lawbreakers. And the penalty for our trespasses? Death! Pretty convicting right? But Paul also goes to say that while sin increased greatly, grace abounded even more. And that was God’s purpose. For the Law, and our inability to obey it in our strength, points out our great need for a Savior. Jesus Christ is that Savior. The perfect fulfillment of God’s Law, He came to declare us innocent, throwing out the case against us. Through His blood we are freed from death, reconciled back to the Father, and declared righteous before God!