For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which does those things shall live by them.…
If a king should give to one of his subjects a ring, and say to him, "When you are in distress or disgrace, simply send me that ring, and I will do all for you that is needful," if that man should wilfully refuse to send it, but purchase presents, or go about to do some singular feats of valour in order to win his monarch's favour, you would say, "What a fool he is! Here is a simple way, but he will not avail himself of it, he wastes his wits in inventing new devices, and toils away his life in following out plans that must end in disappointment." Is not this the case with all those who refuse to trust Christ? The Lord has assured them that if they trust Jesus they shall be saved; but they go about after ten thousand imaginings, and let their God, their Saviour, go.
Parallel VersesKJV: For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.