I am reflecting on the book of Romans in the bible, and I’m just saying whatever I feel the passage is about. Whatever I believe the underlying meaning is. I know scripture can be very hard to interpret sometimes, and I just want to make it easier on people. 🙂 Also, by doing this, I’m helping my stuff learn more about what the bible is really about. I learn the true heart of the word. I’m reading the NIV, or the New International Version.
“What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God’s faithfulness? Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar. As it is written: “So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.”” Romans 3:3-4 NIV
Regardless of whether or not people are faithful to God- faithful meaning they listen to Him, trust Him, praise Him, respect Him, love Him, etc.- God remains faithful to His people. When a person falls away from the faith, He doesn’t give up on them. He loves them and always desires them to be with Him, no matter what a person has done. This verse means He’s an eternally loyal friend, and nothing we do, say, feel, think, can ever change that. When we are wrong, He is always right.
“As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.”” Romans 3:10-11 NIV
People fall short; they loose faith in God. In this world, people are so focused on the temporary things of this life: money, fame, world power, success, boyfriends/girlfriends, sex, etc. They forget about God. This verse reminds me of how trapped in sin people are, and how we need to out of it. It can be hard to focus on God when we are sinful in nature.
“Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.” Romans 3:20 NIV
This means that in God’s law, there are so many rules. Jesus rescued us from going to hell when we couldn’t follow all the rules. We try to follow the rules because God wants us to, but we constantly fall short. There are so many rules and they are certainly hard to follow all the way. So even when, in small ways, we are successful in observing the law, we are not righteous, or “good people” becasue of it. None of us are good; only Christ is. But because we fall short of the law, we see how sinful we are. Everyday, we break God’s rules, and through that we become aware of just how bad we are. That’s why Christ is perfect and could follow the law, so He could die for us and save us from ourselves.
I’ll be reflecting on what the Bible means for awhile. 🙂 Hope you enjoy. Any confusion or questions, comment and ask me, please. God bless you all!