Re:Verse reading–Romans 3:21-31 (day three)
“We uphold the law.” The law of God sums up, in terms human minds can understand, the way the universe actually works, physically and spiritually. The universe still works in the same way, and the law is still God’s word about those workings, Paul says. It has not stopped being true. It enabled the formation of a people–the nation of Israel–but the law was never going to be scalable to the kind of future God designed for the human race. Through Christ, who came from that nation, God subjected himself to his own law–and lived where all others would have died. God spoke to Israel through his law, and it is the truth. God has now spoken to Israel and to the whole world through Jesus Christ, and he is the truth. Hear him. Believe him.