How do we establish or uphold the Law through our faith in Jesus Christ?
“Do we then nullify the Law through faith? Far from it! On the contrary, we establish the Law.” Romans 3:31 (NASB)
The Law is “established” through faith as faith reveals the futility of attempting to keep the Law in order to attain righteousness (a right standing) with God through its observance as we’re all sinners (Romans 3:23) and the Law mandates absolute perfection (James 2:10) if one is to attain righteousness through keeping it; therefore, the one who seeks relationship with God through law-keeping is cursed (Galatians 3:10) and only by faith in Jesus and the righteousness He earned for us at Golgotha by keeping the Law in perfection for us can we receive the imputation of Jesus’ righteousness into and over our life and be declared “not guilty” by the Father and receive the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of that covenant relationship, forever (2 Corinthians 5:21: Ephesians 1:13-14; John 3).
The Law only defines our sin, our culpability before God, but the Law provides no atonement (Romans 3:20) as the Law establishes our need for an Intercessor and Redeemer by faith (Galatians 2:16).