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June 18, 2008

Bloggers small group: Rom. 3: 1-8

Filed under: Bloggers Small group — gbrad @ 10:20 am

<a href=”http://vagabondrunn.wordpress.com”>This is the Blogger Small Group for this week at run’n like a vagabond You can see what everybody else had to say  there. 1Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?

2Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

3What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?

4May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written,
“THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS,
AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED.”

But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.)6 May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world?7But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner? 8And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “Let us do evil that good may come”? Their condemnation is just.

First of all thanks for having me, latecomer as I am. Here’s what GOD revealed to me:

Vv 1-2: A reminder of the truth of the OT that GOD set apart His people for holiness by speaking to them through signs and prophets.

vv 3-4: More truth that GOD’s word will always be true with clarification from Scripture

vv 5-8: Paul speaks facetiously (in human terms) of GOD’s righteousness being found in our unrighteousness and speaking of those have called the faithful liars when they are not, accusing them of doing evil just so so good will come of it.

It has been laid on my heart that throughout this passage that Paul is straightening out some misconceptions and defending the faith against foolish attacks, lies, and slanders.</a>

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2 Comments »

  1. Great post, glad you could jump in. I agree, I think Paul is getting some issues on the table here. Dealing with attacks against what he was teaching could not have been an easy thing at all.

    Comment by Scott Fillmer — June 18, 2008 @ 11:58 am | Reply

  2. Well said. I wish I could add something to get the conversation going, but when you’re right, you’re right. I wonder if the Romans (and all the other blessed recipients of one of Paul’s letters) found them as deep and had to study them as closely in order to comprehend as we do?

    Grace and Peace,

    Cindy

    Comment by cindyinsd — June 25, 2008 @ 7:08 am | Reply


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