God's Righteousness Despite our Lack

Hello, continuing my study in the Book of Romans. Glad to have you here. Click here for the rest of the series   Today the first 8 verses of chapter 3. 


 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written,
“That you may be justified in your words,
    and prevail when you are judged.”

But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) By no means! For then how could God judge the world? But if through my lie God's truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.

I can't say this is the easiest section to understand.  I really can't. 
If circumcision is of the heart, if we are to be Spirit-led, then is there any advantage to being Jewish.  That's the question right?
Paul says the advantage is in that they were the first people to received God's word.

Now.. does it matter that some of the Jewish people were unfaithful?
Not really.
It doesn't really say anything about God's faithfulness.  He remains faithful and righteous.

God is true.  EVEN IT everyone involved with him turns out to be a liar.  It doesn't change God's character one whit.  He is faithful and fully righteous. 

In fact... our lack of being faithful and righteous shows off just how faithful and righteous God himself is.

So....Does that mean God shouldn't judge us for being what we are?
Seriously DUDE?

Imagine a child does something wrong, despite his folks telling him how to do things correctly.   Does that mean the parents have done wrong OR that they would be wrong to say HEY.. son..you did that incorrectly?   Of course not.

God needs to be able to call sin what it is.. Sin.  It's a choosing to do something against God's written law.  (written on our hearts remember?)  If our sin shows God off for being better.. that's a good thing...but doesn't mean we should want to sin, or that God can't call us on our action.   Just means more glory to God.

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  1. "our lack of being faithful and righteous shows off just how faithful and righteous God himself is." This! I think we sometimes miss this point and try to pass God off as changing when we don't want to take responsibility. Good insight.

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    1. Dont want to take responsibility... Thats a big part the problem

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