Tag: Romans 3:21-25
Scripture reading for June 17th: Romans 3, Psalm 120, Proverbs 27
Key Scriptures: Romans 3:21-25 “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it–the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood to be received by faith.”
The Law and the Prophets bore witness to the righteousness of God through faith in Messiah Jesus, stating that the just shall live by their faith. But now Jesus Christ has purchased our salvation by offering His own blood to cover or pay for our sins. Those who trust in Jesus and His blood by faith receive justification as a gift. They are made ‘just as if’ they had never sinned and declared ‘righteous’ before God, even though all have sinned. What amazing grace!
Faith confession: I am righteous before God through Jesus’ blood. I am justified by faith as a gift from God and I live by faith in Christ Jesus the Lord! Thank You Jesus for Your precious gift!
Psalm 120:1 “In my distress, I called to the Lord, and He answered me.”
Scripture reading for June 16th: Romans 3
Key Scriptures for over-comers: Romans 3:21-25 “But now a righteousness from God, apart from the Law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His blood.”
After showing that all men, Jew and Gentile, stood guilty of sin before God, Paul gave the simple remedy. God made a way through faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice of His body and blood to justify all who would believe. The word ‘justify’ simply means to make right by a legal transaction. All men had sinned and the penalty was death. But God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to come and live in this world as a man, but without sin. Jesus, God’s Son, then offered His blood in place of sinful men’s blood or the blood of innocent animals. This justly satisfied God’s righteous anger against sin and the penalty of death for all who sinned. If we believe God, we are made righteous.
Observations for over-comers: Righteousness cannot be gained by any human works or religion. It is freely given as a gift to all who believe in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on their behalf. “Abraham believed the Lord, and He credited it to him as righteousness.” (Genesis 15:6)