Scripture Reading: Romans 3: 21-31

 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Paul, the apostle of Jesus

Personally, trying to decipher the book of Romans, I find quite difficult. While researching today, I found mention of several great theologians from the past that stated that Romans was their favorite book of the bible. Really? Chuck Swindoll stated that “The letter to the Romans stands as the clearest and most systematic presentation of Christian doctrine in all the Scriptures.” Others wrote, “The book of Romans is the Apostle Paul’s masterpiece, a carefully constructed summary of Christian theology.” ( Zavada)

And then there’s Martin Luther who wrote, “This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian’s while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it, the more precious it becomes and the better it tastes.”

Ok, Mr. Luther, I’m listening. I will meditate on the words of Romans 3, hoping that the more I read, the more I will understand.