Romans 4:5 ‚ÄúAnd to the one who does not work but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,‚Äù
[screeching car break sound]
Did I just read ‚Äúbelieves in Him who justifies the UNgodly???‚Äù
I‚Äôll tell you what. The book of Romans is going to mess some people up. What would happen if people were told this and really shown and treated this way? Instead of being angry and awkward towards the evil or disgusting people we see every day, we might treat them as children of God! I heard somebody say one time that the only difference between the rich and the poor is that poor people can‚Äôt afford to hide their sin inside their house. Poor people wear their sin out in their front yard, whereas the rich keep it locked up in their 6 bedroom house or their 3 car garage. There is definitely something too that.
This really really is good news if the one that is ungodly is counted as right before God when he or she believes in Him who makes people right (note: not makes them right by putting them in a suit and fixing their hair, but makes them right in the eyes of God just the way they are)