The purpose of God's laws
8 We know that God's laws are good, if people use them properly. 9 We also know that God did not make those laws for people who live in a way that is right. He made them for people like this, to show them what is right:People who refuse to obey any laws.People who do not want anyone to rule them.People who refuse to obey God.People who like to do bad things.People who do not respect God's good things.People who kill their father or their mother.People who choose to kill other people. 10 People who have sex in a wrong way.Men who have sex with other men.People who catch other people and take them away to be slaves.People who tell lies.People who promise to say what is true, but then they speak lies.People who do any other wrong things that are against God's true message.
11 That true message is the good news that comes from our great God. We praise him for it. He has chosen me to tell this good news to people.