Romans 3:23-26
Romans 3:23-26
The Gospel is namely about God, then us.
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Published May 9th, 2018; Updated June 2nd, 2018
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Romans 3:23-26
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Reconciliation through Jesus alone was the only way to show God's perfect righteousness. God put Jesus to death in order to prove His justice, while also allowing Him to justify sinners.
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23 for f all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 g and are justified h by his grace as a gift, i through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God j put forward as k a propitiation l by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in m his divine forbearance he had passed over n former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
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for f all have sinned
every human has disobeyed God's law
and fall short of the glory of God,
and as a result, does not attain the qualification needed to be in the presence of God's glory (perfection)
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g and are justified h by his grace as a gift,
and despite this, God still justifies (declares righteous) by his grace as a gift
i through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
by the paying off of debt that comes through Jesus alone
whom God j put forward as k a propitiation
God made Jesus a curse so that he could be put to death and kill the curse that we deserved
l by his blood,
meaning, His blood was shed and His body broken to pay our debt
to be received
this redemption is now able to be received by us
by faith.
by FAITH.
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This was to show God’s righteousness,
Jesus' sacrifice was meant to show God's righteousness
because in m his divine forbearance he had passed over n former sins.
because God had divinely passed over former sins.
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It was to show his righteousness at the present time,
So Jesus' sacrifice was meant to show God's righteousness NOW
so that he might be just
so that he could be both JUST
and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
and the JUSTIFIER of those who have faith in Jesus.
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propitiation: to satisfy a demand
Despite our absolute failure, God shows us favor by giving us the opportunity to be made right with him through Jesus.
just: to render to each his due
justifier: to pronouce someone righteous
God's sacrifice of Jesus was necessary to show his righteousness.
righteousness: integrity; equity (in rendering to each his due)
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