Howdy believers. Let's answer the titled question with God's word, the Bible. How about the law given to Moses. Romans 3:20 KJV- Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
So what's wrong with a knowledge of sin? What's wrong is us. Knowing something doesn't empower one to overcome it.
Romans 7:14 KJV- For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
Sinners sin that's what they do best. Who are these sinners? It's all those born into this world. So what was God's purpose in giving the law. Romans 3:19 KJV tells us the reason "...that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. The law was a "shut your pie hole and listen up" lesson. Remember that the sacrifices and priesthood were given as part of the law, telling us you can't earn it but I by my grace I provide it. These were temporary gracious measures. If you read the book of Hebrews God tells us the law was a shadow of the greater to come.
Well, the real deal came by Jesus Christ, the lamb of God who died on the cross for the sins of the world. This is how you get right with God, by excepting His answer: free for you, extremely costly for Him.
Romans 3:24 KJV- Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
This is God's permanent provision both for every man's eternity as well as "more than conqueror living" now. (see Romans 8:33-39) So then, what is the law by which we are to live? The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:2 KJV- For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free the law of sin and death.
What Spirit of life? The one God put in you when you confessed Jesus as your Lord and believed that God raised Him from the dead.
Ephesians 1:13 KJV- In Whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth , the gospel of your salvation: in Whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Sprit of promise.
We have been called into a Father child relationship. The truths of who we are in Christ are revealed in the Pauline epistles especially in Romans chapters 1-3 and Ephesians chapters 1-3. The Pauline epistles also tell us how to walk by the spirit. The answer to spiritual death is spiritual life in Christ. It's God's answer!
Let me give you an example of this. I'm retired but my wife still works. Every day she had a 40 min drive to work. In the winter time it can be pretty hazardous driving. We sought God for wisdom. She didn't want to move on if God wanted her there. She had ministered God 's word when people talked about their needs. Some received others didn't. Well, we felt God was telling us there is a door He had opened and it was time to move on. Now we know from God's word that getting our needs met were according to "His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."(Philippians 4:19 KJV) It was ours already released from the heavenlies. My wife knew she just had to take the Father's hand and keep stepping. Sure enough God got her a job 2 miles from our house . It's a Christian owned business, it's an area of expertise that she enjoys , and it pays just as well as the other job. It also has other things that have God's finger prints all over it. I'm not boasting on our great faith I'm boasting on our Father and what He has paid for in Christ. Faith isn't an accomplishment but merely the proper response to what God's gracious hand offers in Christ. I know that God is not an ATM machine from which we extract things with our Jesus card. But He's also not a liar and what He says is so. I encourage you to read and study the epistles that God revealed to Paul and see if these truths are declared. He's made provision in Christ for your heart to grow up into Christ so that you can reflect His compassion and love. In addition He's supernaturally equipped you to carry out your calling. Taste and see that the Lord is good. Your heavenly Father desires that you come take His hand and come walk with Him. If your interested in reading more I have a web site at comewalkwiththefather.com I've also published an e-book by the same name- Come Walk With The Father. God bless you.
I've been married to my wonderful Debbie since 1975. We have two grown daughters. We see God's offer of grace through the resurrected Christ as the answer to our eternities as well as victorious living now. We live in Idaho. We believe that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all, not even a smidgen. Christians are called to an Abba Father relationship. I've written an e-book available on Amazon.com titled Come Walk With The Father. You can find me on the web at http://comewalkwiththefather.com.