From Pastor Perry

08/31/2020 Romans 3:9-20

Romans 3:9–20 (ESV)

No One Is Righteous

What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written: 

“None is righteous, no, not one; 

11 no one understands; 

no one seeks for God. 

12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; 

no one does good, 

not even one.” 

13 “Their throat is an open grave; 

they use their tongues to deceive.” 

“The venom of asps is under their lips.” 

14 “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” 

15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood; 

16 in their paths are ruin and misery, 

17 and the way of peace they have not known.” 

18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 

19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.


While we are tempted to think that obedience to the Law can save, Paul shows the Law’s diagnosis: we are sinners incapable of saving ourselves (v 20). Only when we see this are we prepared for the Good News of what Christ has done for us.


I pray: Lord, I know that I am a sinner. Forgive me. Help me see Jesus and trust in Him alone. Amen.



Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 1914.

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