Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Published On: 19 de December de 2021Categories: Bible Study

When we meditate on Romans 3, we remember that Adam and Eve let themselves be carried away by the influence of the serpent, which was the most cunning of all the animals that God had created in the garden. On one occasion, the serpent asks the woman: “Is this how God said: Ye shall not eat of every tree in the garden?”

The woman knew the ordinances of God, and the serpent replied, “Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we shall eat, but of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, God said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch upon it, lest ye die.”

The serpent induced Eve to disobedience by saying that they would not die, the serpent’s argument was that God knew that the day they started from the fruit, their eyes would be opened and they would be like God, knowing good and evil. 

Disobedience took Adam and Eve out of the garden and now all sinned and fell short of the glory of God.

 Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God;

The woman saw that the tree was attractive to her eyes and its fruit looked delicious, Eve in her heart longed for the wisdom that the fruit would give her. 

Eve, took the fruit and ate it and disregarding the ordinance of God, Eve in addition to eating the fruit she also gave to Adam who also ate. 

At that moment, their eyes opened, and they realized they were naked, so they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.

We were short of the glory of God

Romanos 5:12 – Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and by sin death, so death spread to all men, because all sinned.

We know that all people sinned before the law was given, but because it did not exist, their sins were not taken into account. We know that from Adam’s time to Moses’ time, everyone died, including those who did not disobey an explicit command from God, as Adam disobeyed. 

Adam actually is a representation of the one who was yet to come. It should be noted that there was a big difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gift. Through the sin of one man death came for many. Far greater than Adam’s sin is the grace of God and His gifts that came to many through one man, Jesus Christ.

We understand that through Adam sin entered the world, but through Jesus Christ, forgiveness, grace and mercy entered the world. The result of God’s gift is infinitely different from the result caused by Adam’s sin, for while Adam’s sin led to condemnation, God’s gift enables us to be declared righteous before him despite our many sins.

Disobedience produced sin, and consequently death reigned over many through sin, one man. Even greater is God’s grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will reign in life through one man, Jesus Christ.

It is true that one sin of Adam brought condemnation to all, but one righteous act of Christ removed the guilt and brought life to all. Because of disobedience to God, many became sinners. But because of one person’s obedience to God, many will be declared righteous.

The law was created so that everyone would realize the seriousness of sin. But as sin increased, grace became even greater. Just as sin reigned over all and led them to death, grace now reigns, which declares us righteous before God and results in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We are imperfect and sinners who seek to improve each day and when we fail and acknowledge, confess and let, God with His infinite mercy, cleanse us from our sins.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

The price of Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the Garden turned us away from the Glory of God, but the obedience of Jesus Christ and His infinite love inserts us again as children and Heirs of the Kingdom.

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Written by : Ministério Veredas Do IDE

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