One of my favorite parts of today’s passage is what is says in verse 22 – there is no distinction. Listen to what it says in Romans 3:21-24 today:
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
But in what ways are there no distinction? What does that mean?
Look what it says. It says there is no distinction in sin – all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory.
All of us. All of us have sinned. You. Me. all of you.
Yes, this morning, you and I have sinned. Now, that doesn’t mean that we are scum of the earth or beyond forgiveness or worthless or terrible.
We’ve just all sinned. All of us. We are equal in that. You and me.
But, that isn’t the only place where there is no distinction.
All are justified (saved) by grace through faith.
There is no distinction today. We are all equal. We are equal in a need for God. And we are equal in God’s love for us.
So today, let’s look past each others’ weakness, since we all have them. And let’s love each other, since God loves us all the same.
We are equal in our need for God, and we are equal in God’s love for us.
Today, may we live our lives with no distinction.
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