“But if our unrighteousness brings out God’s righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.)” Romans 3:5
Paul had just finished talking about everyone being the same and that circumcision has to be of the heart, not just physical. Now he talks about the value of being a Jew, while some Jews are unfaithful to God. God’s faithfulness will prove men to be liars. The more unrighteous people are, the more righteous God can be seen to be.
The world likes to run with this point about God’s righteousness. They want to blame God for the way they are. It must be His fault that they are living in sin, because it makes Him look better in the end.
People like to blame others for the way they are or for the actions they did. They blame the alcohol, parents, school, bullies, friends, enemies, the government, and any other thing that can shift the blame from themselves.
Many want to say God is not a just God for the way He demands perfection. Why would a loving God get angry with men? Why does a loving God allow pain in the lives of men?
Since God is such a loving and righteous God, He has made a way for sinful man to get right with Him. The more sinful a man was, the more His loving kindness, mercy and righteousness shows.
In the gospels is the story of Mary Magdalene who washed Jesus’ feet with her hair. She had seen the value in the forgiveness she had been given by Jesus because of your great sins. The Pharisees did not see that, since they were not “great” sinners.
God laid down the rules and you must follow them. If you choose not to follow them they will bring out God’s wrath upon you. Every person has broken at least one of those rules. This will bring out God’s wrath against you.
Accepting the forgiveness Jesus provides will remove God’s wrath against you. This shows God’s righteousness, love, and mercy upon you. It shows how great these are.
Do not purpose to live in sin, but purpose to live in Jesus. Put on His righteousness and do not get angry with God’s rules for your life.
I pray today that you will see the love God has for you; that you will accept the forgiveness of Jesus; that you will not judge against God for His rules; that you will turn from all sin; and that you will live a life of righteousness for God.