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A good school teacher is priceless.
Their skill in teaching can help a student learn all the necessary things they need.
Likewise a mirror is valuable too. It can instruct us about the state of our face or hair, that we can’t otherwise see. The mirror’s purpose is not to cleanse us, but to show us ourselves in truth. It’s the water’s role to wash, but first we must look into the mirror to see what needs attention.

Galatians 3:24: “Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
What role does the law play in bringing someone to Christ?
Paul says its purpose is that of a teacher. It’s not designed to save, but to teach us about God and reveal the condition of our own hearts. To show why we need a Saviour.

Romans 3 mentions three functions of the God’s law:
1) His law stops our mouths. No longer is it us compared to others, but rather us compared to God.
2) It leaves us all guilty before God. The whole world is guilty and without excuse.
3) And it tells us what sin is. Romans 7:7 “I had not known sin but by the law.” 1 John 3:4, “Sin is transgression of the law.

This helps explain many passages that otherwise confuse many New Testament believers. For example when Paul says in Romans 7:12 “Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” Many have thought, hang on, why’s he saying the law is good, wasn’t the law done away with and now it’s all about grace. After all Romans 10:4 says “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

And that is true, but God’s law still has a very useful function. “But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully, knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners” 1 Timothy 1:8-9

An old preacher once said, “Evermore the law must prepare the way for the gospel.” He said, “To overlook this in instructing souls is almost certain to result in false hope”—people believing they are saved when they are not—“and the introduction of a false standard of Christian experience, and to fill the church with false converts.” And then he said, “Time will make this plain.

The modern gospel, which has removed all the bad words (sin, hell, repentance) and has only preached God’s love and a better here and now, has indeed proved the point. To the extent, that the moral state of the church is almost indistinguishable from the world.

Modern evangelism, by preaching only grace without the law, actually circumnavigates the divine means of producing contrition. It actually leaves out God’s method of producing sorrow of heart in the sinner.” — @RayComfort

May we not neglect to use God’s excellent school teacher to instruct sinners about their need of a Saviour.