This righteousness is given through the Jesus Christ’s faith, to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. – Rom 3:22-24
Paul is trying to compare and contrast Jews and Gentiles in this part of Scripture. The Jews have been arguing, unless you worship like we do you cannot be saved. Meanwhile the Gentiles argue that they are the true faith in Christ. Yet Paul says, basically what God does, that He is no respecter of persons, but those that are found under the grace of Christ’s Blood are those whom have truly received forgiveness.
The Church (Worldwide) can no longer quibble amongst themselves about who has got it all figured out. I am pretty sure that God is the only one who has that kind of knowledge. What Paul is saying is that righteousness can only be attained through the faith of Christ in which we believe. Even our own faith is too weak to get us there, but only Christ’s faith that is found at the cross is strong enough to prevail into grace.
Grace is not born of me or your but purely in Christ Jesus. So, we must be careful how we judge our brothers and sisters in Christ. For when we judge them with an unrighteous stick, then we bring condemnation upon ourselves. “You therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things.” (Rom 2:1)
Let’s sum these things up in this, love one another as Christ has loved you, so love one another. (John 13:34) Remember that none of us has been worthy of forgiveness. Each person in the Church is seeking the Lord the best way they know how. Some may not be as mature as you, mentor them forward. Some maybe ahead of you, learn from their wisdom. The key to salvation is only found in believing that Jesus died for our sins, that He was fully man and fully God and that He has arisen from the dead and sits at the right hand of the Father that I might call Him, Lord. That’s it.
So, before we judge how our brother or sister worships, let us remember that we are not perfect and don’t have it figured out yet either. Let us remember that Jesus takes on all kinds of people, low and high, for His glory. Let us remember that there is no sin too deep that cannot be taken from you in Jesus name. There is no place too low that He cannot find you, no cave too dark that He cannot bring His light. If you believe this, share it with someone today so they too can receive the light.