Some religious traditions say it’s impossible to fulfill the law. And they’re right, from the perspective of human merit which proves its goodness to God, for “nobody’s perfect,” as so many like to say. But the lack of perfection doesn’t mean it’s impossible to obey the law.

Do not speak against one another, brothers and sisters. He who speaks against a fellow believer or judges a fellow believer speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but its judge.
James 4:11 NET

James expects Christians to be doers of the law. “Your job is to obey the law,” as the NLT puts it so well. This is the language he uses, without feeling any shame or apologizing for his phrasing. Continue reading