Romans Lesson 4 Day 5
My answers to BSF study questions
The law cannot save us from our sin and the penalty it deserves. (Guzik)
11. No one will be declared righteous . . . by the works of the law.
Under Judaism, it’s believed a person can come into a perfect relationship with God by obeying all of His laws. But since no man (other than Jesus) ever lived a perfect life, a right relationship with God is impossible.
The law is designed to show a man his own weakness and his own sinfulness. Is a man then shut out from God? Far from it, because the way to God is not the way of law, but the way of grace; not the way of works, but the way of faith. William Barclay
12. a. The law’s purpose is to muzzle every mouth. (Voice)
. . . for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses (NLT)
. . . it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. (NIV)
For if a person could keep all of the laws and yet break just one; it would be like breaking them all. James 2:10 Voice
The law showed them just how guilty they were before God so they were stripped of every excuse.
b. The study of Romans makes me more thankful for grace.
I don’t even measure up to my own standards. So I’m so thankful that because of the blood on the doorpost of my heart,
God sees me perfect. He loved me even before I opened the door. That’s why He sent Jesus.
I’m so grateful.
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