07/16/19 – Romans 3:9-31; Psalm 12:1-8; Proverbs 19:13-14
Romans 3: 21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
In these verses Paul continues to very objectively explain a revolutionary religious tenant. It is not the “Law” that justifies – it is faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ. And this is all in fulfillment of the prophets who spoke to the Jews over hundreds of years. In fact, Coffman estimates that there are roughly 333 prophecies of Christ in the Old Testament.
And how blessed we are to be included in this grace.