But God sees it. Yet these people, who have so much more light than the others, spend their time utilizing this powerful searchlight to look for needles in a haystack. 3 What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? In 3:9-20 Paul brings this large section (1:18-3:20) to a close. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! (9-18) Both Jews and Gentiles cannot be justified by their own deeds. The advantage of the Jewish people 2. "There is no one righteous, not even one..." (Romans 3:10b NIV). The morally self-righteous people, who pride themselves on their good conduct and clean living, simply delude themselves, so they cannot make it. God did not send the Law to destroy us (and this is very important); he sent the Law to keep us from false hope. 3 What if some were unfaithful? They argued over how many steps constituted a violation of the Sabbath and whether spitting on a rock is permissible on the Sabbath, or whether spitting on mud is a violation. But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, a. (21) The revelation of righteousness. Then he details why. Then what advantage has the Jew? “There is no one righteous, not even one; Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. Romans 3:9-20 is his summation of total depravity and the condemnation of the human race. (21-31) Commentary on Romans 3:1-8 (Read Romans 3:1-8) Just think of all the nice people that you know. He evidently possessed a very vivid imagination and used it skillfully and with great power to illustrate and illuminate what he wanted to say. We are all guilty. (Romans 3:1-8) Leave a reply. Romans 3:1-2 - What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? What you thought when you sat down, What you thought when the person next to you sat down, What you were thinking when we sang the hymn, and What you were thinking when I led in prayer. 3 What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? For that is what Paul is really saying. Speaker: Clint Lombard. Look at Verse 21 and the next two words: "But now" a righteousness from God has been provided. 7Someone might argue, "If my falsehood enhances God's truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?" The fact is, sin never glorifies God. Since the Jews were so convinced that their possession of the Law gave them special privileges in God's sight, Paul now turns to that subject. An intense and cruel war is being fought in Lebanon today and the United Nations is helpless to stop it because "the way of peace they do not know." People today say, "If God is glorified by human sin and failure, as the Scriptures say, then let's sin all the more.". 9:30am, 18 February 2018. Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? Psalms 51:4b), For a year and a half, David tried to hide his sins and refused to admit them to God or anyone else. He imagines a Jewish objector standing up and arguing with him at this point. Why do cities always develop ghettos and slums? 3:9-20 Look in the Mirror 3:21-31 God of Grace and God of Glory. He showed that the blatantly wicked people end up defying God, therefore they cannot make it. Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Psalms 14:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. Every preacher ought to close his message by saying, in effect, what Walter Cronkite says at the end of every broadcast: "That's the way it is, this Sunday, January 18, 1976.". It moves from the inward to the outward. Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness." Following this description of the true condition of people’s souls, Paul introduced the solution God had provided, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ. (19,20) It is owing to the free grace of God, through faith in the righteousness of Christ, yet the law is not done away. The whole world has to stand before God. That would suggest that God is the failure. Imagine that at a Sunday morning service, where all you fine-looking, moral, clean-living, decent people come, we would let you pass through a security section like they do at the airport and all your thoughts would be recorded. ROMANS 3:1-20. He has already demonstrated the universal condition of both Jews and Gentiles. 1. 2 Considerable in every way. So there is no objection at that point. (C) Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? David's sins were exposed; he admitted them and confessed to God. Not at all! (Matthew 3:9, Luke 3:8). Even though the Jews had the Word of God, some of them didn’t actually believe God. Text: Romans 3:1-20. Jesus called this "straining at a gnat, but swallowing a camel," (Matthew 23:24). In the last two verses we have a clear vision of why God gave the Law. I had a friend who told me she was given a traffic ticket one day. You see how up-to-date this argument is? So God, in his loving kindness, has given us the Law to keep us from taking a false path. Are you saying that circumcision and all these things mean nothing to God? As the Scriptures say, "He that sows to the flesh reaps corruption; he that sows to the Spirit reaps life everlasting," (Galatians 6:8). ... 20 For no flesh will be justified q in His sight by the works of the law, for through the law [comes] the knowledge of sin. 18"There is no fear of God before their eyes.". 3 So what advantage does the Jew have? Are you saying that God is upset by the disbelief of just a few Jews and so he has canceled all Israel's prerogatives?". The world is lost without it.” [Sanday and Headlam, p. 40] “The revelation of the righteousness of God (ver. Why? The religious zealots deny in deeds what they teach in words, and so they cannot make it. "But," she said, "when I came into that court and stood up there all alone, and the judge was there on the bench, dressed in his robe, and he looked over his glasses at me and said, 'Guilty or not guilty?' Hebrews puts it so starkly, "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment," (Hebrews 9:27 KJV). Romans 3:10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:" In the 23rd verse of this chapter Paul makes it very clear that all have sinned. What a ridiculous argument, he concludes. That advantage is claimed today by many non-Jews, Catholics and Protestants who are proud of their knowledge of the Bible. They are all wiped out. (J) 7 Someone might argue, “If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and so increases his glory,(K) why am I still condemned as a sinner?”(L) 8 Why not say—as some slanderously claim that we say—“Let us do evil that good may result”? All ungodliness and all unrighteousness may expect a visitation of wrath. Jewish unbelief does not make God wrong 3. Much every way; chiefly, because--rather, "first, that." Whatever you like is good; whatever you don't like, that's evil. The second a confirmation of his doctrine from the testimony of scripture; and a formal drawing out and declaration of his conclusions that by the works of the law no flesh living can be justified before god, Romans 3:9-20. It would demean God. By no means! Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. See How They All Connect. Though the Law condemns us, it is that very condemnation that makes us willing to listen, so that we find the right path. Man is not righteous. The second part, Verses 9-20, are his powerful description of the condition of mankind before God. Father, we thank you for loving us enough to tell us the truth. "The poison of vipers is on their lips." Related. Chiefly - That is, this is the principal advantage, and one including all others. Much every way - Or, in every respect. Those little white lies, the way we erect facades, the way we claim to feel one way when we actually feel another; we think all this deceit is harmless and unnoticed. We simply would plunge into a tremendous abyss of immorality in which anybody could do anything, and nobody would dare to raise a hand in opposition. Romans 1:18—3:20 is a bleak and frightening exposure of the natural heart in need of salvation. Then we announce that the next Sunday, instead of the regular service, we would hold a screening of the film from that camera. (I am using a human argument.) The revelation of righteousness. (M) Their condemnation is just! Cursing is blaming God; that is profanity. Their condemnation is just (Romans 3:1-8). A question concerning the unrighteousness of man 4. "There's no such thing as good or evil. Paul gathers up a compilation of Scriptures from the Psalms and Proverbs and Isaiah to show that what he has described, God has already said. So, Paul says, the condemnation of this kind of reasoning is well-deserved. If some were unfaithful, c will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? We hear complaints about your circumstances, where God has placed you, and what he is doing with your life -- cursing and bitterness. Romans 3:1-8 - Outline and Summary . (N) Not at all! What do you find? There would be no way of arresting the awful flow of human evil in this world. The argument is, "Paul, you're setting aside what God has established. Romans 3:1-20 New International Version (NIV) God’s Faithfulness. d Let God be true, even though everyone is a liar, e as it is written: The revelation of righteousness. When we face ourselves before the Law, we have to confess that many, many times we fail in love. Wednesday Bible Study - Romans 3:1-20 (NKJV) 1. Romans 1-8 Notes.doc p. 83 2-Aug-15 VI. Man is not righteous. Then what advantage has the Jew? But now: These words provide the most glorious transition from the judgment of Romans 3:20 to the justification of Romans 3:21. i. Thus they had a knowledge of the mind and will and character of God that other people did not possess. 21 But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, # Rm 1:17; 9:30 attested by the Law and the Prophets. The Gospel of Salvation—Paul’s Vocation (Romans 1:1–17) Our Need for Salvation in Life and Work (Romans 1:18–1:32) All Have Sinned (Romans 2–3) Judgment, Justice, and Faith (Romans 3) Judgment, the Source of Broken Relationships (Romans 3:1–20) God’s Justice Through Jesus, the Solution to Our False Judgments (Romans 3:21–26) To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. I love this because it means that Paul does not consider himself, even as a believer, beyond the judgment of God; he is just as capable of falsehood as anyone else. Is it religion? B. Righteousness Obsolete: Sin (Romans 1:18-3:20) Man's sin and guilt is evident through its presence and judgment. The second a confirmation of his doctrine from the testimony of scripture; and a formal drawing out and declaration of his conclusions that by the works of the law no flesh living can be justified before god, Romans 3:9-20. Romans 3:9-20 Paul has proven that the heathen (Romans 1:18-32), the moral man (Romans 2:1-16), and the Jew (Romans 2:17-3:8) are lost and in need of a Savior. List one advantage that the Jews had over the Gentiles (Romans 3:2). Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3:20 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 3:20, NIV: "Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God's sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin." (Romans 3:5-6 NIV), As Paul says, this is a common human argument. (Romans 3:7-8 NIV). The mind of God is available, and yet millions of people are no better off than if they had never heard of the Bible. They are looking for a god, not the God. If everyone lived on that basis, then nobody could be judged and God would be removed as judge of all the world." 2 Considerable in every way. 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