Don’t put your life in the hands of experts
who know nothing of life, of salvation life. Psalm 146:3 (The Message)
Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. Romans 3:23-24 (The Message)
The Message translation opens this Romans 3 passage up a little bit for me. If you were raised in an evangelical culture like I was, portions of this passage were memorized, learned rote. Peterson’s translations may help us understand a little better Paul’s intention.
It’s not about what we do. It is not about who we are. God doesn’t play favorites. God just does it for us. Praise the Lord!