Passage: Romans 3:20 – 26
20 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.
21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
In this Passage Vs 20 – we see no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law.
So our first step is collapsed when it says no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law. So now we need to have an alternative to be accepted by God.
Some go to an extent saying, let us do some good works and Bible says All your good works are filthy rags so our next idea is gone.
Some go to an extent saying let us help the poor but that also does not take us.
Some say that if we go to religious places we will attain but that also has proved wrong so now what is the way we can be declared Righteousness in God’s sight.
Don’t forget this, we might be righteous in man’s sight but the Bible says you need to be righteous in the sight of God and Word of Truth or Word of God says no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law.
So let us see what the Bible has to say:
We find three all’s there –
First All in vs23 –
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
For all have sinned, turn to your neighbor, think of any super spiritual man, any saint when Bible says All it means All men, women, children, old everyone all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
So know that we all have sinned and fallen short.
Second All in vs 24 –
and all are justified freely by his grace
And all are justified freely. Just tell freely. Yup we are all justified freely by His grace. So no one or anyone can boast about being justified. We are justified freely by His grace. So your offering did not justify you, your prayers, your Bible meditation, your regular ministry or nothing justified you but it is by God’s grace you are justified. Nothing less or nothing more.
Third all in vs 22 –
22 this righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
Once we are justified now we are righteous through faith.
It is not implied only to Jews, Christians it is implied to all who believe.
Do we come under the category of all off course yes we all fall under the category of all.