23 October 2018 – Romans 3:1-4 (NIV)

23 October 2018 – Romans 3:1-4 (NIV)

Scripture

What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God.

What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written:

     “So that you may be proved right when you speak
         and prevail when you judge.”

Reflection

Psalm 51 is one of the most well-known psalms. The one David wrote regarding the time Nathan the prophet came to him after he had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

Psalm 51: 4 “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.”

It requires a revelation of the Holy Spirit in our lives to recognize that no one will be exempt from God’s judgment of sin, that every person must accept the fact that he or she is sinful and condemned before God in order to receive God’s wonderful gift of salvation. Not by birth, nor by deeds. God Himself, in His righteousness and amazing love, offers us eternal life, through faith in Jesus Christ. We cannot earn it; we can only accept it as a gift from our Heavenly Father. God is always faithful, even when we are not. He is always faithful, even when we doubt. He is always faithful.  Let these words sink in. Repeat it to yourself. Sing it. Write it down (Su).

Thoughts for the day

  • How much do you realize that you are loved by God based on what He has done and not based on who you are or what you have done?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
  • Who can you encourage with this story/message?

Prayer

Pray for these organizations who are helping people in need: Home Sweet Home, Renewal Center and Sonflowers.

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Con Loggenberg - Discipleship Director
Con Loggenberg is the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of University of Pretoria, South Africa and South African Theological Seminary. He and his Texan wife, and twin boys live in Shanghai, China.