The Purpose of the Law

Even in the New Testament and apart from being the guideline of Yehovah's covenant people Israel, the Law has at least a nine-fold purpose to all people. This is not to say that all the Law applies to all people, for much of it was a direct covenant to Israel alone. Note the detail of some of the universal aspects of Yehovah's Torah (often referred to as the Law) :

First - To teach the believer how to serve, worship and please Yehovah [Psalm 19:7-9; Acts 18:13,14].

Second - To instruct the believer how to treat his fellow man and have healthy relationships with him [Leviticus 19:18; Galatians 5:14; Galatians 6:2].

Third - To teach believers how to be happy and prosper here on earth by manifesting the power and authority of Yehovah's reign in their lives [Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3; Luke 12:32].

Fourth - The Torah was given, not to save, but too measure man's deeds both toward Yehovah and his fellow man, straightening out all matters contrary to sound doctrine [I Timothy 1:8-10; II Timothy 2:5; 1 Corinthians 6:1-12; I Corinthians 3:13; Romans 2:12; Revelation 20:12, 13].

Fifth - The Torah is a schoolmaster showing that we are guilty and then leading us to Yehoshua our Messianic justification [Galatians 3:21-24; Romans 3:19].

Sixth - The Torah gives us both the knowledge and depth of our sin [Romans 3:20; Romans 4:15; Romans 7:7, 8; Luke 20:47 - greater damnation].

Seventh -The Torah reveals the good, holy, just, and Perfect nature of Yehovah and serves as the visible standard for Yehovah's will [Romans 2:17], and please Him [Psalm 19:7-9; Acts 18:13, 18; Romans 7:12; II Peter 1:4].

Eighth - The Torah is to be established or accomplished by our faith, therefore, it is called the Torah of faith [Romans 3:27; Romans 3:31].

Ninth - The same Torah today is written on our hearts, and through Yehovah's Spirit we can delight and serve the Torah of Elohim (the Most High) [Romans 7:6-25].