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Romans 3:9-20 ALL Have Sinned

God gave the Law to the Jews first

Jews and Gentiles are united as one in our reading today. Their unifying factor is that ALL have sinned. There is not one righteous person, apart from Jesus.

Paul is not ready to get down to brass tacks. The bottom line is that each one of us, no matter how “good” we may believe ourselves to be, has sinned at some point in our life. That makes us all equal in God’s equation of righteousness. We don’t meet the standard.

Man knew this before the Law was given, as evidenced by remorse over inappropriate behavior. Many thought themselves to be a good person but I can almost bet that no one thought or thinks they are perfect. We all know the secrets that hide in our hearts whether we admit them out loud or not. Read more »