Our text is going to be taken from Romans 3:19. 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.
It is in our ole human nature to think of ourselves more than we really are. We like to think of ourselves as wonderful, tremendous, and great. If you hadn’t noticed that just tune into a basketball or football game. All the players are ‘tremendous’ and make ‘awesome’ plays and are ‘special.’ You’ve heard all that kind of stuff. We like to think that we have made great strides in education and science and yet we still can’t cure the common cold or solve the world’s major problems; sin, war, death, taxes, or famine but the Noble Peace prizes keeps getting passed out.
The Bible declares that we are no good in the eyes of a holy God. That’s what our text is about. ‘The Law’ is God’s standard and we can’t come close to keeping it. (Read Romans 3:23) So the word of God says that the law will shut-up any one that thinks they are good and without sin. The text says that the world is guilty before God and they have to shut-up in light of God’s standard.
One day, whether you are saved or lost you will stand before God and you won’t be able to bring anything up in your defense to prove that you kept God’s standard because he says you can’t. See why you need a Savior and an advocate? He is Jesus Christ.
So the next time you start thinking you are tremendous, remember God’s standard.
Then you will have to… Shut-up.