Do some of you feel the way I do, as described below, about the extensive law and legalism of the Old Testament for the Jews? I believe the MAIN reason for the law (besides the parts that just obviously show people right from wrong) is to show man that he cannot save himself by following the law. That it is so restrictive that he will fail. This leads up to Jesus Christ and salvation by grace. The Bible appears to devote so much to individual and specific laws for everything. It appears almot overly legalistic, but I feel the reason is to make it so difficult that no one can meet every single requirement. This is also the reason it was recorded for us today, to see that we also would not be able to follow it, therefore our answer is "grace". What say you?