God Faithful Though Men Be Faithless Romans 3:1-8

Romans 3:1-8

The Jewish people had a great treasure entrusted to them for the benefit of the whole world. This position as stewards for mankind conferred upon them very special privileges, but also exposed them to searching discipline, if they should prove faithless. Some of these advantages are enumerated in Rom_9:4-5. But our failures cannot cancel God’s faithfulness to His covenant promises, 2Ti_2:13. We may always reckon confidently upon His steadfastness to His engagements, whether to the individual or to the nation. It is wonderful, Rom_3:5, how human sin has been a foil to God’s glory, eliciting qualities in His love which otherwise had been unknown; but this cannot excuse our sinfulness.

If this excuse were admitted, God would clearly have been unjust in punishing sin as He has done; and if that line of argument were maintained, it would be right to do evil, if good were always the outcome. Such an admission would open the door to all kinds of abomination, and the mere suggestion of such a conclusion to this argument ought to silence the objector and cover him with shame.


 In Through the Bible Day by Day: a Devotional Commentary, F. B. Meyer shares his insights in small sections that correspond to a daily reading from the scriptures. Each of his comments are written with a focus on application in the reader's daily life. He also includes outlines of each book and review questions that point the reader back to specific passages.