We are all lost and there are no degrees of “lostness.” Paul plays the role of a judicial system enumerating every count of the indictment against us.
- The law is a mirror that shows sinners who they are before God.
- The law is a hammer that crushes human arrogance when humans see who they are before God
- The law is a mask. Behind this mask is the mercy of God to which the law drives the sinner and the saint.