Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
We do not want to live by the letter of the law. Though that is truly “Justice” none of us can even hope to come close to living-up to that standard. This is the fundamental misunderstanding of the Pharisees who opposed Jesus. They, better than most, should have understood the weight of the law… it is impossible for us. We are saved by faith in Jesus’ fulfillment of the law. You are seen as blameless as Christ if you have made Him your savior. We are not defined by our past, we are not defined by our shortcomings, we are not even defined by who we are… we are defined by Jesus and His work on the cross. You are given a promise!