Aug 18, 2019 // By:Dave // No Comment
Rom 3:10 As it is written:
“There is no one righteous, not even one;
(Psalm 14:1; 53:1- “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.”)
God does not measure our goodness by comparing us to each other. He must compare us to Himself (since He is the only definition of “good”)
Since we are not good like God (perfect) we cannot call ourselves good.
verses 11-18 gives a detailed picture of what sin looks like in our lives.
Rom 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
if we are not good by God’s standard (laws), that means that we must be bad by those same standards.
this is the meaning of “sin” (one bad thought, one bad action, is a breaking of His standard, His law.
hatred is murder, lust is adultery
Rom 6:23, teaches us about the consequences of sin – “For the wages of sin is death; but the FREE gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The punishment that we have earned for our sins is death. Not just physical death, but eternal death!
wages is something you have worked for , earned. (if you are trying to work your way into heaven, you receive earned wages for that, the wages of self-righteousness (rejecting the free gift of God)
self righteousness is creating your own standard of good and bad. Since this standard (law) has nothing to do with God’s standard, it cannot measure up or provide the good that God requires.
Living a life apart from God’s goodness is living in separation from Him. Dying in that same state means living eternally in that same state that you chose to live in while on earth.
Eph 2 explains “living in the flesh” (that self-righteous standard that says “I don’t need God to be good”)
the only standard God accepts is that of Jesus Christ, His Son.
“but the FREE gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Rom 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Jesus Christ died for us! Jesus’ death paid for the price of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins.
John 19:30 it is finished (paid in full)
* Rom 10:9, “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.“
why is it important to believe that Jesus rose from the dead ?
Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as the payment for our sins – and we will be saved!
* Rom 10:13 says it again, “for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Rom 5:1 has this wonderful message, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Through Jesus Christ we can have a relationship of peace with God.
Rom 8:1 teaches us, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, we will never be condemned for our sins.
Finally, we have this precious promise of God from
Rom 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”