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"Right Righteousness" by Bob Donohue
Date: 2017-03-26
Text: Romans 1:17
Series: Romans
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2017-03-26 • Romans Series • Rom. 1:17
                                                           

1. Righteousness Revealed, Rom. 1:17a and 1-7

Thus I raged with a fierce and troubled conscience. Nevertheless, I beat importunately upon Paul at Romans 1:17, most ardently desiring to know what St. Paul wanted. At last, by the mercy of God, meditating day and night, I gave heed to the context of the words, namely, “In it the righteousness of God is revealed, as it is written, ‘He who through faith is righteous shall live.’” There I began to understand [that] the righteousness of God is… righteousness with which [the] merciful God justifies us by faith… Here I felt that I was altogether born again and had entered paradise itself through open gates. — Martin Luther

2. Righteousness Received, Rom. 1:17b