36. What is the purpose of the divine law?

The Ten Commandments are:

  1. the unshakable foundation of the divine rule of the world showing us God’s will. They are the moral law for humanity for all time.
  2. a mirror for all man that shows their sinfulness.
    • By the law is the knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:20)
  3. a strict tutor to the unconverted.
    • Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. (Galatians 3:24)
  4. a rule and guideline for converted man to live a life that is pleasing to God.
    • Love is the fulfilment of the law. (Romans 13:10)