Rom 3:23- 31
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
1 Romans Road
2 Don't think to much of yourself
3 Don't think you are to far from God.
4 If we are all in the same boat, then we can learn to forgive others!
24and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
25God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement,F16 through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice,
because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished--
26he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
27Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith.
28For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.
29Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,
30since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.
31Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.
Abraham Justified by Faith
1What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter?
2If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about--but not before God.
3What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."F17
4Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation.
5However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.
I do not come because my soul, is free from sin and pure and whole, and worthy of Thy grace;
I do not speak to Thee because, I've ever justly kept Thy laws, and dare to meet Thy face.
I know that sin and guilt combine, to reign o'er every thought of mine, and turn from good to ill;
I know that when I try to be, upright and just and true to Thee, I am a sinner still.
I know that often when I strive, to keep a spark of love alive, for Thee, the powers within
Leap up in unsubmissive might, and oft benumb my sense of right and pull me back to sin.
I know that though in doing good, I spend my life, I never could, atone for all I've done;
But though my sins are black as night, I dare to come before Thy sight, because I trust Thy Son.
In Him alone my trust I place, come boldly to Thy throne of grace, and there commune with Thee.
Salvation sure O Lord, is mine, and all unworthy I am Thine, for Jesus died for me.