After reading about how much trouble we are in, Romans 3 begins to provide God’s answer to our dilemma… faith in Jesus Christ.
But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus (21-24).
Righteousness here means ‘right standing’… it means one lives in connection with God not separated from God.
Reading the righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe warms my heart. The Gospel is a message of hope for ALL. Unfortunately, we humans want to carve up humanity, Jew/Gentile, Old/Young, Male/Female, Rich/Poor, Educated/Uneducated, Skin Color, Voting Preference, Continent or Nationality of Origin. No matter how we carve up humanity, Jesus is the answer for everyone... through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. Only faith in Jesus Christ brings God’s righteousness.
Jesus provides the way of salvation... faith in Jesus puts a person on the way...
Thank You, Lord Jesus... You saved me. Alleluia. Amen.