Summary: From this teaching we will discover how God’s love goes farther than our sins.
The Faithfulness of God Romans 3: 1-18
1 What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? 2 Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God. 3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? 4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:“ That You may be justified in your words, and may overcome when you are judged.”5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.) 6 Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world? 7 For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? 8 And why not say, “Let us do evil that good may come”? —As we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just. All have sinned9 what then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. 10 As it is written:“ There is none righteous, no, not one; 11 There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God.12 They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.”13 “ Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have practiced deceit; 14“ Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”15 “ Their feet are swift to shed blood; 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways; 17 and the way of peace they have not known.”18 “ There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
The law could not save in or from sins, yet it gave the Jews advantages for obtaining salvation. God’s promises are made only to believers; therefore the unbelief of some, or of many professors, cannot make this faithfulness of no effect. The wickedness and obstinate unbelief of the Jews, proved man’s need of the righteousness of God by faith, and also his justice in punishing for sin. Men’s principles and conduct prove that there is no fear of God before their eyes. And where no fear of God is, no good is to be looked for!
Romans 3:1-2 What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? 2 Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God.
God speaks ‘His plan’ directly unto the Jews. Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you.2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Oracles meaning, direct prophecy or revelation from God!
Romans 3: 3-4 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? 4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:“ That You may be justified in your words, and may overcome when you are judged