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19Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.20Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

The godly of the Old Testament are only sinners, because the Law brought them up to know sin. It is true that the Law promises us with all blessings of heaven if we keep the commandments, but no man can fulfill this condition. Whenever we try to rebuild by our own efforts, our evil engagements appear in our blood. We all deserve God’s punishment, and all our charities are polluted with our selfishness, and we find no favor with God. Do you agree to these Pauline principles? Read once again what Paul wrote that you might become prudent and broken.

O heavenly Father, we thank you because you gave us hope in Christ that we may become neither desperate nor pessimistic. We are all evil in our hearts, tongues, hands, feet, and eyes; and our hearts are filled with deceit, hatred, lust, and lies. What a dirty person am I! Forgive me my sin, and draw your holiness before my eyes that the sediments of pride may be broken in me, and I may worship only you. O Lord, deliver me completely from my sins.
How did the apostle clarify our sins as to clarify the complete corruption of mankind?