James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Have you ever taken one of those tests where you either pass or fail? That is what is happening with the law. The only problem is that you can’t miss any of the questions. The test is never graded on a curve. There are no bonus questions.
You either get everything right or you fail.
I think that most people want to think that they do pretty good on keeping the 10 commandments. We, at least, like to think that we get at least half. Our fall back is to think that we aren’t that bad.
But the truth is that either you are good or you bad, you either pass or you fail!
If you keep all the commandments and even do pretty good on one but mess up in some small way then you are guilty of all. That means that you flunk the test.
I challenge you to run to Jesus because you cannot pass this test, no one can!