Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
The young man said to him, "I have obeyed all these commandments. What do I still lack?"
Then an expert in the Law got up to test him and said, "Master, what must I do to make sure of eternal life?"
And he said to his father, 'Here I have served you all these years, and have never disobeyed an order of yours, and you have never given me a kid, so that I could entertain my friends.
To some who were confident of their own uprightness, and thought nothing of others, he used this illustration:
I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a descendant of Israel. I belong to the tribe of Benjamin. I am a Hebrew, and the son of Hebrews. As to the Law, I was a Pharisee;
"You have heard that the men of old were told 'You shall not murder,' and 'Whoever murders will have to answer to the court.'
For God said, 'Honor your father and mother,' and 'He who abuses his father or mother must be put to death.'
"You give up what God has commanded and hold fast to what men have handed down.
And i died
So you, in turn, my brothers, in the body of Christ have become dead as far as the Law is concerned, so that you may belong to another husband, who was raised from the dead in order that we might bear fruit for God.
For no human being can be made upright in the sight of God by observing the Law. All that the Law can do is to make man conscious of sin.
For it is through the Law that I have become dead to the Law, so that I may live for God.