Romans 3:23 begins with the word “since” – “Since all have sinned and continually fall short of the glory of God, which God bestows.” Rom 3:23 [AMP]
God recognizes we are all sinners. We all sin. Some people lie. Others steal or murder. Still others cheat themselves, other people, or God. Some people choose homosexual relationships while others beat their spouses. Some sins are more visible, and people consider them worse sins. We must realize that no sin or sinner is worse than any other. All sins separate us from God. Period.
No one is righteous because of his or her sin. Yet the “since” of verse 23 leads us back to the hope stated by Paul in the previous two verses.
“Now the righteousness of God has been clearly revealed apart from the Law, though it I confirmed by the Law and the Prophets. This righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe. There is no distinction.” Romans 3:21-22 [AMP]
Only by God’s forgiveness of our sins can we be made righteous. Jesus Christ died our death penalty for our sins so we can have God’s forgiveness of our sins.
Accept God’s righteousness through Jesus Christ. Believe Jesus Christ is God’s Son and your Savior.
Confess your sins to God and be made righteous. Don’t delay. Enter God’s presence and live eternally with Him.
Oh God, we ask for Your mercy and forgiveness. Make us clean so we can be in Your presence.
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