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Bible Challenge – Romans 3

November 2, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

“We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.” Romans 3:22 (NLT)

We are MADE right with God! What a statement! It’s human nature to think that we aren’t good enough, or that we have to do something in-order for us to have a relationship with God.  It the old work harder and faster idea. But thank goodness God isn’t like us.  If we had to earn our way to Heaven, or change before we could have a relationship with God, many of us would give up in the pursuit. For those of us that could achieve the ‘good enough’ we’d live in fear of making a mistake and having to start all over again. But God chose a different way!

God makes us right not based on what we have done or can do, but its based on what He has done for us.  How do we know this … because of these words: “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, 26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.”

Because God MAKES us right, all we have to do is believe! We put our Faith in Jesus Christ, we spend time with him in  prayer, meditation, worship, and reading His Word, we surrender our way to His Way and wha la, the transformation begins. God begins to transform us into the person He created us to be. It all starts with Faith!

Father, thank you that you made things right! This allows me to live with confidence that if/when I choose to do things that are sinful, you still love me and are willing to forgive me when I confess and turn from that sin.  Today, may I be reminded of all you have done for me and live with thankfulness and urgency for your grace, mercy, and salvation. It’s In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

When you read Romans 3 what speaks to you?

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