A Life of Righteousness

In the third chapter of Romans, Paul describes the lost condition of all, Jew and Gentile alike, who are outside of Jesus.


Romans 3: 10-18  “none is righteous, no, not one, no one understands, no one seeks God…Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongue to deceive. The venom of asps is under their lips. Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood. In their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.”


This is a vivid description of every unbeliever, and it will require more than is humanly possible to remedy man’s depraved condition. During Old Testament days, animal sacrifices were made as sin offerings, but were not a permanent cure for sin. We might refer to the old proverb that the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mud.


Heavenly Father, evidently man has been a disappointment to You, but thank You for Your provision to redeem us from sin. Since Jesus Christ made this possible, we thank You in His name. Amen.

Doris Lisemby