A Life of Faith (Romans 3:27-31)

One of the difficulties with the section of scripture we are studying is that Paul says so little and means so much. We have already seen this in words and phrases like “works of the law,” “redemption,” and “propitiation.” In verses 27-31 we notice that Paul uses short, quick remarks to amplify the conclusions he has drawn in this chapter. Paul has pointed out that the works of the law (possession of the law, circumcision, Sabbath keeping, clean and unclean food, etc) are not the marks that show a person to be in a covenant relationship with God.

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