Our day has seen some tremendous advances in medical innovation. One such example is the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Taking advantage of the magnetic properties of the nuclei of atoms inside the body, an MRI machine is able to generate incredible images of internal organs of the body without dangerous radiation. The technology for such a machine is truly amazing.
Yet, as good as the MRI is as a diagnosing ailments, it is equally as terrible for curing the ailments. In other words, an MRI scan can help you identify various diseases, but an MRI isn’t going to help you regarding the treatment of such diseases. In this way, the MRI is a bit like the law of God. It is good at diagnosing your problem (i.e. sin), but it ins’t particularly helpful in overcoming your problem before God. The law is a tutor that instructs us of our sin, but it can only lead us to a Savior, who is able to justify us before God (Galatians 3:24).