My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Monday, October 01, 2007

Romans 3

Something and nothing

Summary:
So it's still nice to be a Jew. God's trusted the Jews, and God will remain faithful if they are faithless. Should we then be faithless to emphasise God's faithfulness? No. That's dumb.

We all sinners. Jews and Gentiles. It's in the scriptures. The law just makes us know that we're sinners.

But the new righteousness comes through faith in Jesus. We are all sinners, but we can all be redeemed by Jesus' sacrifice. So there's no boasting. We're all saved by the same faith.

Somehow this doesn't make the law irrelevant.

Key verses:
23-25. 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.

My thoughts:
What Paul's saying here is quite confusing. He seems to be saying that being Jewish means nothing but it means something. I'm going to make a sweeping statement that Paul's main point is that Jews shouldn't feel any superiority over Gentiles or inherent rights to salvation.

Anywho, verses 23-25 are pretty well known. Possibly the most succinct presentation of the Gospel in the Bible. So that's good. Tell people about it.

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