For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
by: Sheri Rood.
The laws of God are trampled on and challenged in every area of our lives: home, school, work, government, media, and entertainment. Right is called wrong and wrong is called right. Sin is embraced as “normal,” and those who oppose it are called intolerant and bigoted. We are to listen to God’s voice—to hear and obey His Word. The Jews have carefully preserved it for us for centuries. A just God wants to justify us in obedience to His Word, but He will not justify our sinful behavior. His Word leaves us without excuse.