Jesus is the propitiation for our sins, but what does that mean? It isn’t an easy word to translate, but lucky for me I have lots of books written by smart people. Here is my paraphrase of Romans 3:21-26: But now, something besides and apart from the law, a righteousness (right standing in relationship) of […]
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Living a righteous life means a lot of “do this” and “don’t do that,” right? Well, sort of. It DOES matter how we behave, but it’s not primarily about that. In fact, if we focus on the rules we’re sure to botch the whole thing.
Grace: that which gives joy and pleasure — gratifying to the senses — beautiful, lovely, delightful. Grace (charis in the Greek) means sweetness and loving kindness and all things favorable and merciful. Based on the word studies I’ve recently shared for righteousness and justice in my previous posts: Righteousness and Justice: What Are They?, The […]
“If only I could have justice!” People have cried out for justice down through the ages, and how many of them have received it? If you’re wronged in some way, what do you want? What would make it right? My husband and I had this conversation several weeks ago. I gave him a hypothetical situation: […]
Before continuing with Romans, I want to look deeper into the meaning of justice, since it plays such a prominent part in this epistle. But what does it really mean? In Romans it mainly makes its appearance in the form of “justification.” As I mentioned in my first post on this subject, Righteousness and Justice: […]
I sat down a week or so ago to share my study on the last half of Romans 1, but I ran smack into righteousness. Righteousness is a word you see a lot of in Romans — that and justification. Since I’ve started this study I’ve been thinking I should look into this word and […]