Romans 3: Fulfillment of the Law

What does being a seminary graduate say about a person’s relationship with the Lord?

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Romans 3:1 Is there any advantage in our being certified Christians, recognized for our biblical studies?
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Romans 3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

Who bears the greater responsibility for learning, the teacher or the student? Why?

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Romans 3:2–3 Yes, there is. Our Jewish ancestry brought God’s voice to our ears. Of course, many Jews didn’t listen and believe what he said, but that doesn’t mean we can’t.
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Romans 3:2–3 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

Of what value is God’s truth if we fail to hear and obey?

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Romans 3:2–3 Yes, there is. Our Jewish ancestry brought God’s voice to our ears. Of course, many Jews didn’t listen and believe what he said, but that doesn’t mean we can’t.
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Romans 3:2–3 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

Can God ever tell a lie or mislead people in any way?

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Numbers 23:19 God does not have our human flaws. He cannot lie, nor can he do anything that later would be cause for repentance. When he makes a promise, you can be sure he will fulfill it. When he says he will do something, he always does.
Psalm 51:4 I offend you when I sin, doing evil in your sight. You are always right when you speak, blameless when you condemn my behavior.
2 Chronicles 18:19–21 God said, “Who can deceive Ahab, king of Israel, so he will go to battle and be killed at Ramoth Gilead? Several suggestions were offered. 20 One spirit said, “I can do it,” and God said, “How?” “I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of his prophets,” he said. “You will be successful,” God said. “Go.”
Romans 3:4 No matter how many times people choose to believe a lie, doing wrong that they claim to be right, God’s Word declares what is really true and right, as the song writer David said: I offend you when I sin, doing evil in your sight. You are always right when you speak, blameless when you condemn my behavior.
2 Thessalonians 2:11–12 That’s why God will send deceptions strong enough for them to embrace the lies they want to believe. All who didn’t want the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness will be condemned.
Hebrews 6:17–18 Determined to show that his promise was guaranteed, God affirmed his commitment with an oath, By the promise and the affirmation, he twice gave his word in which he cannot lie. Thus we can be absolutely sure that our hope of salvation is secure.
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Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Psalm 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
2 Chronicles 18:19–21 And the Lord said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one spake saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner. Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will entice him. And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the Lord said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so.
Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
2 Thessalonians 2:11–12 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Hebrews 6:17–18 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

How can a righteous, loving God allow evil?

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Genesis 50:20 You planned evil against me, but God allowed it for good. As you can see today, the lives of many people have been saved.
Romans 3:5 If our wrongdoing reveals God’s righteousness, could God be unrighteous by judging us?
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord isn’t slow in keeping his promise, not like some people think. He is patient, not wanting anyone to perish, giving time for everyone to repent.
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Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Romans 3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Does the light of God have more meaning because of the darkness of sin?

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Matthew 5:14–16 “You are here to give light to the whole world. A city built on a hilltop cannot be hidden. People do not light a lamp and hide it under a bowl. It is placed on a stand to give light to everyone in the house. In the same way, you should let your kindness shine before men so they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
Romans 3:5 If our wrongdoing reveals God’s righteousness, could God be unrighteous by judging us?
1 John 1:5 We received this message from the Lord and declare it unto you. God is light, without even a shadow of darkness.
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Matthew 5:14–16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Romans 3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Why is it necessary for God to judge people for the good and bad that they have done?

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Deuteronomy 32:35 Vengeance is mine, and I’ll see justice done. Don’t worry. When their day comes, punishment will be swift and their fall will be great.
Romans 2:2–6 You don’t have to worry. God sees all things and makes no mistakes in judging what people do. Not only does he see their actions, but he also understands their motives. If he sees what others are doing, don’t think for a second that he will miss what you are guilty of. Did you despise God’s kindness and patience when he didn’t execute punishment for your wrongdoing right away? Of course not. In his longsuffering, you were led to repentance. So don’t be so quick to condemn others. By refusing to repent, the hardness of people’s hearts will eventually bring God’s wrath. On the day when his righteous judgment is delivered, everyone will be judged according to what they have done.
Romans 3:6 Definitely not. Being just, he cannot overlook sin but must judge the world.
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to rescue godly people from temptations. He also has punishment ready for the unjust on the day of judgment.
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Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
Romans 2:2–6 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Romans 3:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

If God uses evil for a good purpose, why shouldn’t wrongdoers say, “I’m being used by God”?

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Romans 3:7–8 You might make this argument, saying, “Since my misbehavior made God’s truth more obvious, I have glorified him. Therefore, I shouldn’t be condemned.” How absurd. Don’t be among the people who have perverted Christ’s message, saying, “Let us do evil so good may come.” People who say that are wrong and will be judged.
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Romans 3:7–8 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

Why do you think Christians can be intolerant of others who are guilty of the same wrongdoing that they used to do?

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Romans 3:9 Does this mean Christians are better than outsiders, as if they have never done wrong? You already know that all people have sinned.
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Romans 3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

Has anyone ever lived his or her entire life without sin?

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Job 1:1 Living in the land of Uz, Job was a perfect and upright man, one who feared God and hated evil.
Psalm 14:1–3 For the minister of music, a song by David. Only a fool would say in his heart, There is no God. Their thinking is warped in self-deceit because they love their sin and don’t want to do what is right. God looks down from Heaven to see if people are wise enough to find him on their own. Everyone has made mistakes. In failing to please him, they have made themselves filthy. No one is spotless. No, not one.
Isaiah 64:6 Sin has made everyone dirty. Our self-righteous acts aren’t good enough, about as clean as filthy underwear. We wither like dead leaves, our iniquities taking us away like the wind.
Romans 3:9–11 Does this mean Christians are better than outsiders, as if they have never done wrong? You already know that all people have sinned. It is as the song writer David said: God looks down from Heaven to see if people are wise enough to find him on their own. Everyone has made mistakes. In failing to please him, they have made themselves filthy. No one is spotless. No, not one.
Galatians 3:22 Scripture leaves no doubt that we are all, by nature, sinful creatures. Therefore, our only means to receive God’s promise is through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 4:15 Our High Priest is easily touched with the feeling of our infirmities, because he was tested in every area just as we are, yet without sin.
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Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
Psalm 14:1–3 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Romans 3:9–11 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Why must we be careful to follow the direction of the Holy Spirit and not just do what appears to be good?

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Proverbs 12:15 Fools follow whatever looks good to them, but the wise seek counsel for truth they might have missed.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right but ends in death.
Matthew 7:22–23 “On Judgment Day, many will say, ‘Lord, didn’t we prophesy, cast out evil spirits, and do many wonderful deeds in your name?’ Then I will tell them, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you disobedient lawbreakers.'”
Luke 12:16–21 He gave this illustration: “A rich man had an unusually productive farm that produced huge harvests. ‘What shall I do?’ he asked himself. ‘I have no place to store all my crops. I know. I will tear down my granaries and build bigger ones in their place. Then I will have enough room for all my goods, and I can tell myself, Now you can relax and enjoy life because you have saved enough to last for many years. Eat, drink, and be merry.‘ But God said, ‘You fool! Tonight, you will die, so what good is all the wealth you have accumulated?’ This is what happens to all who store treasure for themselves and are not rich toward God in their giving.”
Romans 3:12 Whenever people go in a direction other than the way God would have them go, they make themselves worthless. Nothing they do is good—not one bit.
Philippians 3:8 Without a doubt, I consider everything that hinders my knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as a total loss. I have sacrificed everything I had before, seeing it as garbage, so I could have the treasure that Christ has for me.
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Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Matthew 7:22–23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Luke 12:16–21 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Romans 3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Philippians 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

Why should we be cautious when we hear something that sounds too good to be true?

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Romans 3:13 They are like snakes, speaking words that can’t be trusted, their lips concealing their deadly venom. Their throat is like an open tomb, their counsel inviting burial.
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Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

What does people’s speech say about what might be going on in their hearts?

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Matthew 15:18 “But what comes out of a person’s mouth is from the heart, revealing the filth that exists inside.”
Romans 3:14 When they speak, their tone is bitter, their words filled with cursing.
James 3:10 Both blessing and cursing come from the same person’s mouth. My friends, that should never happen.
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Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Romans 3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Why do some people want to destroy others, tearing down instead of building up?

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Romans 3:15–16 They don’t hesitate to destroy others. Wherever they go, they leave ruin and heartbreak behind them.
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Romans 3:15–16 Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways:

How can we appreciate the value of something we don’t have?

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Psalm 34:8 Taste the Lord’s goodness and you will want more. In all things, trust him, and you will be blessed.
Isaiah 64:4 Since the beginning of the world, eye has not seen nor ear heard. No mind can even imagine the wonders that God has prepared for those who long for him.
Matthew 5:14–16 “You are here to give light to the whole world. A city built on a hilltop cannot be hidden. People do not light a lamp and hide it under a bowl. It is placed on a stand to give light to everyone in the house. In the same way, you should let your kindness shine before men so they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
Romans 3:17 Lost in turmoil, they have no idea what living in peace would be like.
1 Peter 2:2–3 Like newborns, thirst for pure, spiritual milk that will help you grow now that you have tasted how good the Lord is.
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Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Matthew 5:14–16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Romans 3:17 And the way of peace have they not known:
1 Peter 2:2–3 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

What reasons do people have to fear God?

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Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Always doing what he says just makes the best sense. Throughout eternity, he deserves the highest praise.
Matthew 10:28 “Do not fear people who can kill your body but cannot harm your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both body and soul in hell.”
Romans 3:18 They see no need to fear God.
2 Timothy 1:7 A spirit of fear is not from God, for in him we have power, love, and a sound mind.
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Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Romans 3:18 here is no fear of God before their eyes.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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If there is no law, how do we know what is right?

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Romans 3:19–20 The writing of laws ends all arguments about what is right or wrong, so people have no alternative but to admit they have done wrong. Obeying a law isn’t enough to make us righteous in God’s sight, because laws only expose our transgressions. They don’t reveal the condition of our hearts.
Galatians 5:14 In the freedom we have in Christ, all that the Law intended to accomplish is fulfilled in just one directive: Love your neighbor as much as you love yourselves.
Galatians 5:22–23 If the Holy Spirit is guiding your life, you show true love—giving to people without regard to whether they can return the favor. You have joy, peace and patience in stressful situations. Kindness, generosity, and faithfulness expresses who you are, not what people deserve. You are gentle and even-tempered. There’s no law against such behavior.
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Romans 3:19–20 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Galatians 5:22–23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

By what means has righteousness been revealed?

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Romans 3:21–23 Now, righteousness apart from all the rules and regulations has been revealed, which the Law and the Prophets desired but couldn’t produce. True righteousness comes in response to the message of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit, which changes the inward desires of those who truly believe, not just the external actions. This transformation is possible for all people, no matter who they are, because everyone has sinned, falling short of God’s standard of purity.
1 Corinthians 2:10 God has revealed the truth to us by his Spirit, for the Spirit knows everything about himself and his creation. Past, present, and future, he can reveal the deepest secrets.
Galatians 3:23 We had the Law to guide us until the day Jesus came and we put our trust in him.
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Romans 3:21–23 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
1 Corinthians 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
Galatians 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

How should knowing Christ change us?

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Romans 3:24–25 Our right standing with God comes through Jesus Christ, who brought God’s pardon of our death sentence by shedding his own blood, if we believe in him.
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Romans 3:24–25 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

How can God accept us as righteous when we are not yet perfect?

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Romans 3:26 Because he is a just and righteous God, he accepts as righteous those who really do believe Jesus, their faith being evident in their actions.
Galatians 3:3 Since your new life began in the Spirit, don’t be so foolish as to think you will now be made perfect by human effort.
Ephesians 4:13 This effort must continue until we are in complete agreement in our faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ, when we are fully grown to be like him.
Philippians 3:12 I’ve not yet achieved the relationship that Jesus had with the Father when he walked on Earth, but I’m moving in that direction. I’m not yet perfect, but I strive to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus laid hold of me.
Hebrews 7:19 The Law made nothing perfect, but it gave us hope for what would, through whom we now draw near to God.
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Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Galatians 3:3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

Where do we find evidence that God has changed our desires?

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Romans 3:27 We have good reason to celebrate God’s acceptance of us, not because we try to obey what the laws require, but because we believe in Christ enough to see our desires change.
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Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Why does believing God’s Word affect us different from obeying the Law?

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Romans 3:28 The change in our lives comes from believing God’s Word, not from obeying the Law.
King James
Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

How might the Jewish perception of God differ from other followers of Christ?

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Romans 3:29–30 The God of the Jews can be the God of others as well. We know this because God has respected people’s faith without regard to whether they were circumcised.
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Romans 3:29–30 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

How can what God wants confirm the Law yet not be the same?

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Matthew 5:21–22 “Since ancient times, you have heard it said, ‘Do not commit murder,’ and, ‘A murderer must be brought to trial.’ But I tell you, anyone who is angry with his brother will stand trial. For slander, someone may be brought to court, but anyone who calls another person stupid is in danger of hell’s fire.”
Mark 7:11–13 “By your rules, it is all right for a man to say to his parents, ‘I have dedicated all my possessions to God. What I might have given to you is no longer mine to give.’ In this manner, you excuse the man from helping his father or mother. With your tradition, you nullify God’s commandment. And you do many other, similar things.”
Romans 3:31 True faith doesn’t nullify the Law. It confirms the Law by leading us to do what God wants.
King James
Matthew 5:21–22 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Mark 7:11–13 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.