One thing you quickly discover when studying the Ten Commandments is no one can actually keep them. Nobody. What, then, is the purpose of God’s Law? When viewed from a human standpoint, it seems cruel that God would put a standard in place that no one could ever hope to attain. The game seems rigged to assure our doom.
Because our common ancestors, Adam and Eve, disobeyed the Lord, their sin has permeated all of creation until this day. We are born into that sin, infected by it, and hopeless to recover from its devastating consequences. It is this sin that keeps us from being able to keep God’s laws. We’re lost and in desperate need of a solution.