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Week 43 Day 3
often we think of sin as those bad things
that really bad people do
and so we begin to excuse ourselves
justifying little acts of revenge
by reasoning that we were injured first
rationalizing some of our wrongs
that they were not so bad or unusual
sometimes saying that one is sorry
is the hardest phrase to express
but these can be healing words
even the person we refer to as Saint Paul
knew that he sinned
the good which he wanted to do
and the evil he did not want to do
that he did
that saints are sinners too
in need of
OUTWARD FORMS OF RELIGION
No awareness of sin, no repentance, no newness of life.
Romans 2 & 3
12As many as have sinned without the law will also perish
without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be
judged by the law 13(for not the hearers of the law are just in
the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified;
14when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the
things in the law, these are a law to themselves, 15who show
the work of the law written in their hearts).
17 Indeed you are called a Jew, and rest on the law, and make
your boast in God. 18You know His will, and approve things
that are excellent, being instructed out of the law. 19You are
confident that you are a guide to the blind, a light to those in
darkness, 20an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes,
having the form of knowledge and truth in the law.
21You who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You
who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal? 22You
who say, "Do not commit adultery," do you commit adultery?
You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23You who boast
in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
25Circumcision is indeed profitable if you keep the law;
but if you are a breaker of the law, your circumcision has
become uncircumcision. 26 If an uncircumcised man keeps the
righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision
be counted as circumcision? 27And will not the physically
uncircumcised, if he fulfills the law, judge you who are a
transgressor of the law? 28For he is not a Jew who is one
outwardly; 29but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and
circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the
letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
1What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of
circumcision? 2Much! Because to them were committed the
oracles of God. 3What if some did not believe? Will their
unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?
9What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. Both
Jews and Greeks are all under sin. 10 It is written: "There
is none righteous, not one. 11There is none who understands;
there is none who seeks after God. 12All have turned aside."
19Whatever the law says, it says to those who are under
the law. 20By the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified
in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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