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Romans 3:7 – Contrast serves for GOD’s glory 

28-10-2020 - Posted by Andre Piet

Yet if the truth of God superabounds in my lie for His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?

The question that sounds here (albeit in other words) is a repetition of the question in verse 5. There it was about unrighteousness and righteousness and here about the contrast between lie and truth. But the similar idea is that both, unrighteousness and falsehood, make the glory of GOD all the more visible.

Contrast always serves to make things visible. A painter does this with dark and light and a musician with minor and major. Everyone who is creative works with contrasts. This is no different for the great Creator GOD. A person learns by means of contradictions. GOD therefore placed a “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” in the garden of Eden. That is to say: knowledge of good does not appear to be available separately. Don’t we all have experience with this? Could we value health without knowing about illness? Do we learn not to appreciate things precisely because of lack? How could we know grace without sin? All the excellent qualities of GOD are revealed precisely by what a human being so desperately lacks!