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 already live in a good way. 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 turn away from God;people who do bad things;people who do not respect God's holy things;people who kill their father or their mother;people who murder; 10 people who have sex in a wrong way;men who have sex with other men;people who catch other people to sell them;people who tell lies;people who do not speak the truth in court;people who do any 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.