What is the purpose of the law in the Bible? Certainly, it was not given to save us, because we cannot come close to the standard of holiness that God sets in the scriptures. In the New Testament we learn that the law’s high standard helps us to realize our total depravity and total hopelessness. This awareness of our sin drives us to our knees as we cry for mercy, grace, and a relationship with Jesus in order to be saved and made whole! In our verse today we are reminded of our universal sin and lawlessness of every person, in the hopes that some will turn to God and be saved.
1 John 3:4
Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.