3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh,
4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Rules of the game are necessary. Laws are necessary and we should be thankful for them. They protect the innocent. And when the guilty are judged by the law there are consequences. Likewise, there is a penalty to pay when we transgress the laws of God. When we violate His perfect law it proves we do not measure up and sin overtakes us. So what is mankind to do?
God gives us the answer. He sent His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty of breaking God’s law. Jesus alone paid the price to redeem us from our guilt and shame. Through the shed blood of Christ on the cross He said to the world, “I forgive you.” The question is whether we are willing to admit our sin and turn from it and believe that Christ is the answer to fulfilling the law of God. He will bring peace to our hearts and give us a new pathway to walk. “(God) condemned sin … that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled” (Romans 8:3-4). This is a glorious truth.