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A Daily Devotion for Monday, September 27


Romans 3:19-20


Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.

Today is a day I would like to read others’ thoughts before attempting to gather my own. I admit I don’t really understand this passage. Is Paul saying there is much more to life than observing the law? The law keeps our path straight, helps us to recognize right from wrong. But with Jesus, we have been made aware of how God would have us fully live. From Jesus we learn about love and compassion and forgiveness. I look forward to hearing from others today….. :o)


Holy Father, sometimes your Word is cloudy to me, and I don’t understand. Help me to glean what is meant to be learned today. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
27 sept. 2021

Romans 3:19-20 The law Identifies sin but it cannot bring salvation. The law compares man’s sinfulness with God’s perfect righteousness, which definitely proves our guilt and makes every sinner fully accountable before God – and we are all sinners. Breaking the law exposes our inability to keep the law – so that no one has any excuse. We are born sinners and our guilt is identified when we break God’s law – If I go through life justifying myself and always blaming others I have not been accountable. The day will come when I will be standing before God, all of my excuses depleted, my mouth shut and I will hear the verdict, guilty as charged. At that point…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
27 sept. 2021

Romans 3:19–20 After reading these verses several times and doing some searching, I still wasn’t sure what Paul was trying to say. Then I remembered Jesus’ encounter with the rich young man in our movie Friday. What the movie didn’t show was the young man’s statement about keeping the Commandments. He said he kept all the laws. Then when asked to give up his riches and follow Jesus, he could not. Maybe we are being told that while these laws are important, it is following Jesus that saves us, and in following Jesus, we recognize what sinners we are. Prayer, Gracious God, please forgive my sinful ways as I try to be the person you want me to be. Amen

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David
David
27 sept. 2021

Romans 3: 19-20 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth, may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 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.


I agree with others who have written today. The law is necessary for us to know what God expects of us, but it doesn’t incorporate Jesus’ teachings. It tells us to love our neighbor but Jesus showed us how to live this law.


Dear Lord thank you for your son. Without Him I would not think about the Law.…

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Tom
Tom
27 sept. 2021

Romans 3:19-20

The Pharisees of Jesus day wielded the law of Moses like a weapon to prop up their power and prestige, but Paul called out their hypocrisy. If Mosaic law were paramount the father of the prodigal would never have yielded to his younger son’s demand for early inheritance, would never have disgraced himself by running to greet him when he saw him far away and never accepted him back into the family. Some Christians today apply the same Pharisaical mindset and shun even repentant sinners. The sinner who repents is more righteous than smug Christians delude themselves into thinking they have no sin because they follow their idea of Biblical law.


Prayer - Gracious God, give me a…


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Barbara
Barbara
27 sept. 2021

Romans 3: 19-20 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth, may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 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.


I am a sinner. I know I try to be a good person, but I am guilty of sin. I attempt to follow the laws of God, but I have failed many times to follow them. I will put my trust in Jesus Christ who died for my sins. I will do the best I can on this e…


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