"Uniting Christian & Jewish Clergy from Around the World"
Part B-2 – Romans 3:29-31 – I will give my commentary, as Holy Spirit gives it to me; if there is no commentary on the Scriptures below, ask Holy Spirit and He will give you the interpretation of the Scriptures. As you study each verse of Scripture, don’t just rush through the verse; ponder on it and allow the Word to get into your heart – again, asking Holy Spirit for the interpretation. Even on the verses where there are commentaries, ask Holy Spirit for YOUR interpretation; we can read the Scripture and God will show us more sometimes, than when we first read it.
Scripture: Romans 3:29 – “Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not also the God of Gentiles [who were not given the Law]? Yes, of Gentiles also,”
My Commentary – God’s gift of salvation is for EVERYONE; Jesus died for Jews and Gentiles and made salvation available to all who would believe in His finished work. Verse 22 lets us know that righteousness comes through having faith in Jesus; it is to all who believe, who trust in Jesus and acknowledges Jesus as being God’s Son.
Scripture: Romans 3:30 – “since indeed it is one [and the same] God who will justify the circumcised by faith [which began with Abraham] and the uncircumcised through [their newly acquired] faith.”
Scripture: Romans 3:31 – “Do we then nullify the Law by this faith [making the Law of no effect, overthrowing it]? Certainly not! On the contrary, we confirm and establish and uphold the Law [since it convicts us all of sin, pointing to the need for salvation].”
My Commentary – Praise God for the Law pointing us to Jesus; showing us we NEED salvation by letting us see the sin in our lives! NOW, the Law not only causes us to be sin conscious, but there is a solution to our sin; Jesus! The Law is a good thing since it shows us our sin, which in turn points us to Jesus, our Savior, for salvation! Therefore, you don’t have to struggle with sin; Jesus is there to help you. All you have to do is cry out to Him; want Jesus to help you. Jesus is waiting to help you but He wants you to invite Him, to come into your life and He will come in and change you.
In our study of Romans 3:19-31, we have clearly seen that God’s righteousness, comes through faith in Christ Jesus and it is available for ALL who believe, who trust in Jesus and acknowledge Him as being God’s Son (vs 22). Therefore, EVERYONE has an open invitation to become a child of God.
Because of Jesus’ finished work during His death, burial, and resurrection, we have been and continue to be justified (since we all are continually falling short of God’s glory – vs 23), by God’s gift of grace, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus (vs 24). God’s grace is a free gift to us because Jesus has paid the price for our sin; we now have been declared free of the guilt of sin, made acceptable to God, and granted eternal life (vs 24). Praise God!! Again, do you see that our redemption has NOTHING to do with our works (vs 20; vs 28), or how “good” we are? No matter how much you give, you can NEVER work your way into Heaven!
Even Jesus would not allow them to call Him good in Mark 10:18, so why do you think you are good? As Jesus said, no one is good but the Father; God alone!
Always remember, salvation ONLY comes through Jesus; God’s righteousness comes through faith in Jesus for all who believe – all who trust in Jesus and acknowledge Him as being the Son of God! If you don’t trust Jesus, you will not believe Him or be able to acknowledge Him as God’s Son. Here is the dictionary meaning of the words trust, believe, and faith; they all correlate with each other:
*Trust – “reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence. Confident expectation of something; hope.”
*Believe – “to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so: Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully. to have confidence or faith in the truth of (a positive assertion, story, etc.); give credence to.”
*Faith – “confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability. belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.”
Don’t you want to accept your freedom in Christ today? Aren’t you tired of being beaten up by the guilt of your sins? Then come to Jesus right now; Holy Spirit, Who is our Comforter, and MUCH MORE, wants to comfort you – salvation comes through Jesus and to get to the Father, you MUST go through the Son, Jesus. God wants to give you His beauty for your ashes, His oil of joy for your mourning, and His garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that is weighing you down, so you can become trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, and God will be glorified (Isaiah 61:3).
God has given you a way of escape; Jesus is YOUR remedy for sin! Jesus is calling you NOW; come to Jesus TODAY! The day you hear God’s voice, don’t harden your heart to what He is saying. The Scriptures in Romans 3:19-31 are very clear; if you don’t understand the Word of God, ask Holy Spirit to give you full clarity and He will. Click here to accept Jesus as YOUR personal Lord and Savior – Jesus is waiting.
Please read Romans 3:19-31, in the Easy-to-Read (ERV) version also; it helps you to understand. Of course, you should always ask Holy Spirit about the interpretation you receive; make sure it is His interpretation and not your own or someone else’s.
I am also including in this teaching, another teaching, “Christ HAS Redeemed Us From The Curse of The Law!!”
God bless you all and keep you all, in His perfect peace!
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks