1. How do we know what sin is?
“What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law,” Romans 7:7.
2. To what law did Paul refer?
“For I had not known lust, except the law had said, thou shall not covet,” Romans 7:7.
NOTE: Paul referred to the law that said, “Thou shalt not covet,” and this commandment is the tenth one of the law of ten commandments, which were spoken by God Himself, and were written by Him on two tables of stone.
3. What does Paul say of the condition of this law?
“Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good,” Romans 7:12.
4. Is this a spiritual law?
“For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin,” verse 14.
5. What other quality has this law in addition to being “holy, just and good?”
“The law of the Lord is perfect converting the soul,” Psalm 19:7.
NOTE: A converted (changed) man will be careful to observe all the precepts of this law, not only in deed, but in thought.
6. What does the wise man tell us is the whole duty of man?
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man,” Ecclesiastes 12:13.
7. Do we have this perfect law referred to elsewhere in the Bible, and is there a blessing for keeping it?
“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed,” James 1:25.
8. To what law does James refer when speaking of the “law of liberty?”
“For He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill thou art become a transgressor of the law,” James 2:11.
NOTE: God is the one to whom James refers, because He is the one that spake these words.
9. May any of the ten commandments be broken and the violator be guiltless?
“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all,” James 2:10.
10. By what will mankind be judged in the last day?
“So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty,” verse 12.
11. What is one step in showing our relation to the law of ten commandments?
Christ, in explaining the precept, “Thou shalt not kill,” gives the following instructions. “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the alter, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the alter, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift,” Matthew 5:23, 24.
NOTE: We learn by this that God looks at the intents of our heart, and the thoughts we entertain within our minds. In order to be found guiltless in the eyes of God we must have a pure mind, then our lives will be pleasing in the eyes of God.
12. What does the apostle Paul say of the one who is carnally minded?
“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be,” Romans 8:7.
13. What will be the final end of those who are carnally minded?
“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace,” verse 6.
14. What if one turns away from hearing the law?
“He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination,” Proverbs 28:9.
15. What did Christ say in regard to obedience to the ten commandments being necessary to obtain eternal life?
“And, behold, one came and said unto Him, Good Master what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And He said unto him, Why callest thou Me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments,” Matthew 19:16, 17.
16. How long was this law to remain in force?
“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled,” Matthew 5:18.
17. As life is conditional upon obedience to the law, what is necessary in order to enter the kingdom of God, besides fellowship with Jesus?
“Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven,” Matthew 5:19.
18. What other message did Christ give?
“Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city,” Revelation 22:14.
19. What is said of those who hunger and thirst after righteousness?
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled,” Matthew 5:6.
20. Regarding righteousness, what is said of the law of God?
“My tongue shall speak of Thy word: for all Thy commandments are righteousness,” Psalm 119:172.
Some day, some day, some glad sweet day;
I shall with joy His face behold,
Some day shall safe at anchor lay;
Some day shall walk the streets of gold.