The Dividing Line Between Good and Evil
The Ten Commandments are the dividing line between good and evil.
The Ten Commandments function as a "to here, and no further".
God knows good and evil, but it is His' Righteousness that stops Him from doing evil.
Our righteousness however is more like a filthy rag.
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
- Isaiah 64:6 (KJV)
It's all over the place!
And falls short of the glory of God.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
- Romans 3:23 (KJV)
God has already achieved perfection, and His standard is high.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
- Matthew 5:48 (KJV)
We are unable to keep God's standard by ourselves. We need help. Big time!
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
- Romans 8:14 (KJV)
God leads. We follow.
God's Law then is a safety net that stops us from doing evil.