Jesus is the “end of the Law” concerning righteousness…what does this mean?

Jesus is the end of the Law concerning righteousness (Romans 10:4). What does this mean?

Jesus is the “end of the Law” concerning “righteousness.” This means that Jesus, in His sinless perfection, kept the righteous requirements of the Law for you and for me (Matthew 5:17) as we’re sinners (Romans 3:23) and unable to keep the Law in mandated perfection (James 2:10); therefore, the Law curses us because of our sin-nature (Galatians 3:10) and the Law only defines our sin but provides no atonement (Romans 3:20), but God the Father sent the Son into the World as our Redeemer via the Gospel (John 3:17; 2 Timothy 1:9-10) and Jesus walked before the Father and mankind in absolute perfection, kept the Law in perfection, gave Himself as blood-atonement for our sin (Leviticus 17:11; Matthew 26:28) and those who believe in what Jesus did for them at the Cross by dying to pay their sin-debt receive the IMPUTED righteousness of Jesus over their life in exchange for their sin (2 Corinthians 5:21; John 3) and they are declared “not guilty” by the Father (Hebrews 8:12) and enter into covenant relationship with the Father guaranteed and sealed by the Gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit, forever (Ephesians 1:13-14).

No longer must man strive after a law seeking righteousness with God in the hopelessness of self-righteousness but Jesus becomes our righteousness by faith (John 3:16); so then, Jesus is the “end of the Law” concerning righteousness (a right standing) with the Father (Romans 10:4) for all who believe that Jesus died for them to pay their sin-debt (Romans 10:9-10).

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