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Proverbs of a 40 yr old man

Everyone has sinned. Both Jews and Gentiles are under the power of sin. The scripture says:

Nobody is righteous, not even one person. Nobody understands. Nobody looks for God. They are like travelers who have wandered onto the wrong path. Together, they have become evil. We as Christians know that whatever the law of God says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. For God does not show favoritism. When the Gentiles sin, they will be destroyed, even though they never had God’s written law. And the Jews, who do have God’s law, will be judged by that law when they fail to obey it. The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Amen. God is holy but he also loves us. So he gave himself by means of Jesus to make people righteous. The gift of his life was his blood shed for all humanity. A person cannot live without blood. And one of the purposes of blood in the body is to remove anything impure not pure. So Jesus gave his life and he makes us free from our sins. God shows by means of Jesus that he is a perfect judge. He punishes sin. But he himself suffered that punishment. So he is a perfect Savior. By means of Christ, God was making the world at peace with himself. Without Christ the world will never have peace and soon destroy itself by the power of sin and death.

Study Psalms 98:2


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