Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, in order to shut every mouth and make it so the whole world has to answer to God. It follows that no human being will be treated as righteous in his presence by doing what the Law says, because the knowledge of sin comes through the Law. But now God’s righteousness has been revealed apart from the Law, which is confirmed by the Law and the Prophets. God’s righteousness comes through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who have faith in him. There’s no distinction. All have sinned and fall short of God’s glory, but all are treated as righteous freely by his grace because of a ransom that was paid by Christ Jesus. Through his faithfulness, God displayed Jesus as the place of sacrifice where mercy is found by means of his blood. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness in passing over sins that happened before, during the time of God’s patient tolerance. He also did this to demonstrate that he is righteous in the present time, and to treat the one who has faith in Jesus as righteous. What happens to our bragging? It’s thrown out. With which law? With what we have accomplished under the Law? No, not at all, but through the law of faith. We consider that a person is treated as righteous by faith, apart from what is accomplished under the Law. (Romans 3:19-28, CEB)
We are all sinners in the eyes of God, but when we are covered by Jesus, God doesn’t see our sins, God sees Christ’s perfection.
You see there is no amount of good works any person can do to appease God, to pay the price of our sinfulness. We can not ever do enough good. And no matter who we are we have sinned and caused ourselves to not be in right with God. Even the angels have to cover their faces to not see God, and God mooned Moses when Moses got the tablets on the mountain. None of us are ever going to be worthy on our own.
But thanks be to God for Jesus who was faithful to the plan and made a way for us to be right with God.
Share the grace you have been given and love the world.
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