Paul testifies that the ultimate goal of the law is Christ Jesus, for he is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through him (John 14:6).Christ perfectly fulfilled all the requirements of the law, with all its details, and became an example to follow. Therefore when we compare ourselves to him, we find ourselves corrupt. This concerns both Jews and Christians, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, since all are lacking love and truth (Leviticus 18:5; Romans 3:23).At the same time, Jesus reconciled the whole world to the Holy God through his atoning death (2 Corinthians 5:18-21). Christ fulfilled the old law completely, and therefore he is our new law, in whom we see the law of grace. Since his atoning death our new right has been fulfilled, that we obtain free justification by grace, in order to receive eternal life. Thus, Christ is our righteousness (Isaiah 45:24; Jeremiah 23:6; 33:16), and whoever turns to him will not be condemned.The Lord says in the law of Moses: he who keeps my commandments shall live. But nobody kept all the commandments of God except Jesus alone. Therefore, nobody lives forever by virtue of himself. This is why the Jews attempt, through their prayers, services, fasting, and expectations to bring the promised Messiah down to save them from the wrath of God. On the other hand, they do not want to hear about, or to approach, the true Messiah who willingly came down. The righteousness of faith does not need a new Christ to come down from heaven, nor does it need a new Christ to rise from the dead, for Christ came down to us (Luke 2:11), and rose from the dead (Matthew 28:5, 6), and the word of life has reached many. The gospel which is preached is full of the authority of Christ. Whoever hears it and believes it receives the blessing of the gospel in his heart, and whoever utters it finds it in his mouth. We are richer than we know, and should therefore give others a share in this spiritual food, for they think themselves great and strong, while in fact they are mortal and dead in sins and offences.