October 19, 2017

Romans 3: 21- 30

3:21 But now, without the law, the justice of God, to which the law and the prophets have testified, has been made manifest.
3:22 And the justice of God, though the faith of Jesus Christ, is in all those and over all those who believe in him. For there is no distinction.
3:23 For all have sinned and all are in need of the glory of God.
3:24 We have been justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
3:25 whom God has offered as a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to reveal his justice for the remission of the former offenses,
3:26 and by the forbearance of God, to reveal his justice in this time, so that he himself might be both the Just One and the Justifier of anyone who is of the faith of Jesus Christ.
3:27 So then, where is your self-exaltation? It is excluded. Through what law? That of works? No, but rather through the law of faith.
3:28 For we judge a man to be justified by faith, without the works of the law.
3:29 Is God of the Jews only and not also of the Gentiles? On the contrary, of the Gentiles also.
3:30 For One is the God who justifies circumcision by faith and uncircumcision through faith.

Luke    11: 47-54

11:47 Woe to you, who build the tombs of the prophets, while it is your fathers who killed them!
11:48 Clearly, you are testifying that you consent to the actions of your fathers, because even though they killed them, you build their sepulchers.
11:49 Because of this also, the wisdom of God said: I will send to them Prophets and Apostles, and some of these they will kill or persecute,
11:50 so that the blood of all the Prophets, which has been shed since the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation:
11:51 from the blood of Abel, even to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. So I say to you: it will be required of this generation!
11:52 Woe to you, experts in the law! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves do not enter, and those who were entering, you would have prohibited.”
11:53 Then, while he was saying these things to them, the Pharisees and the experts in the law began to insist strongly that he restrain his mouth about many things.
11:54 And waiting to ambush him, they sought something from his mouth that they might seize upon, in order to accuse him.