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Week 43 Day 4
Paul's attitude toward the Law, circumcision, and being Jewish:
in a world of no faith
these things are good
compared to knowing Jesus
they are second-rate
when they deter people from believing in Jesus
they become a hindrance to the work of the Gospel.
Sin takes; God gives
To all of us sinners
God offers the gift of righteousness
and reconciliation with God
This gift is given by God
and received by us
through faith in Jesus
and results in peace
among each other
God's grace and our faith are a winning combination.
Throughout the letter to the Romans
Paul argues that we have no excuse
for not acknowledging God
for not believing in God
because of the three witnesses
the created world about us
the conscience within us
religious law and tradition.
GRACE GREATER THAN OUR SINS
God is not dealing out justice, but mercy; and faith is the key.
Romans 3, 4 & 5
21Now the righteousness of God apart from the law is
revealed, 22through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who
believe. There is no difference; 23for all have sinned and fall
short of the glory of God, 24being justified freely by His grace
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 26He is just
and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
1What shall we say that Abraham our father has found? 2 If Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast
about. 3What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed
God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." 4Now
to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as
debt. 5To him who does not work but believes on Him who
justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.
9We say that faith was accounted to Abraham for
righteousness. 10How then was it accounted? While he was
circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but
while uncircumcised. 11He received the sign of circumcision,
a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still
uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who
believe, though they are uncircumcised, 12who walk in the
steps of the faith which Abraham had.
1Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom also
we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and
rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3Not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing
that tribulation produces perseverance; 4and perseverance
character; and character, hope. 5Hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts
by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
6When we were still without strength, in due time Christ
died for the ungodly. 7Scarcely for a righteous man will
one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even
dare to die. 8But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9Much more then, having now been justified by His blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 If when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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