Discipleship Matters – Evaluating Moral Character…

Understanding the Message of the Bible:
Do you know what the Bible says about the human condition? How do you evaluate the moral character of people currently? How about yourself?

Dig Into the Bible:
Romans 3:19-24,
19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus

We all think we are good. But when the Bible speaks of goodness it refers to moral perfection. Only God is morally perfect and each of us have fallen short of the glory of God (V23). We have each broken one or more of God’s moral law.

For example, the law says you shall not lie (Exodus 20:16), and, you shall not take the name of God in vain (Exodus 20:7). But how many lies have you told in your lifetime? One, ten, ten thousand? If we lie, the moral law says we are liars and therefore accountable to God’s judgment. If we use God’s name in a derogatory way we are guilty of blasphemy and break the law and subject to God’s judgment.

How many laws does one have to break to be considered a lawbreaker? The answer is one. And if we break God’s laws what does that make us? A lawbreaker. We can argue this, even reject it, but that doesn’t change the facts.

Discover:
Answer the following questions to discover what the Bible says:
1. What does the law establish about every mouth?
2. What does it mean that no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight?
3. What does the law do?
4. How does one then become righteous?

Application and Accountability:
5. In verse 23 what do we discover about everyone?
6. How does one become justified from the guilt of our sin or disobedience?
7. What is provided for us to take away our guilt?
8. What do you need to understand grace?

Digging Deeper:
9. How do you see applying aspects of this to your life?
10. When would be the best time to make that application?

For more understanding into the human condition according to the Bible read and study Romans chapters one through three.

For further information check out: https://coachthebible.com

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