Today’s Reading Romans 1-3
Two Christians were talking about the president of a corporation who died recently. The executive had been a moral man and a philanthropist, but an avowed atheist who had made no pretense of believing in Jesus Christ as his Savior. One friend mused, “It’s hard to believe he won’t be in heaven. He was such a good man, so thoughtful of his employees, so generous.” To which the other gently responded with the words of John 3:18, He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
Perhaps you, too, have difficulty coming to gripes with the lost condition of sinful people… or with you own lostness apart from Christ. Read Romans 3 again thoughtfully, until the solemn truth of human depravity sinks in. Humanity’s only hope – and yours – is faith in Christ’s finished work. It’s simple as accepting God’s offer of “salvation to every one that believeth” (1:16). Will you in believing faith come to Jesus Christ right now?
Tomorrow we will be looking into Romans 4-5 “Provision of Righteousness”