The following is the eighth weekâ€™s lesson.Â Paul teaches the glory of the gospel: the righteousness that God gives us through faith in the work his Son, Jesus, did on the cross.
Romans 3:19Â Now we know that whatever vthe law says it speaks to those who are under the law, wso that every mouth may be stopped, and xthe whole world may be held accountable to God. 20Â For yby works of the law no human being3 will be justified in his sight, since zthrough the law comes knowledge of sin.
The Righteousness of God Through Faith
21Â But now athe righteousness of God bhas been manifested apart from the law, although cthe Law and the Prophets bear witness to itâ€” 22Â the righteousness of God dthrough faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. eFor there is no distinction: 23Â for fall have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24Â gand are justified hby his grace as a gift, ithrough the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25Â whom God jput forward as ka propitiation lby his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show Godâ€™s righteousness, because in mhis divine forbearance he had passed over nformer sins. 26Â It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
27Â oThen what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28Â For we hold that one is justified by faith papart from works of the law. 29Â Or qis God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30Â since rGod is oneâ€”who will justify the circumcised by faith and sthe uncircumcised through faith. 31Â Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.