Bible Reading: Romans 3:10-20
No one can ever be made right in God’s sight by doing what his law commands. Romans 3:20
YOU STRUT into Spanish class wearing a triumphant smirk. Your first exam is due back from the teacher today, and you’re sure you aced it big-time. But when your teacher, Mr. Chalupa, drops the paper on your desk, you slap your hand over your mouth to keep from crying out in horror. The word “Fail” is scrawled across your paper. Leafing through the test, you find only one tiny mistake. Your teacher has a reputation for being tough, but this is ridiculous.
You storm up to his desk. “Mr. Chalupa, I could understand an A-or maybe a B. But how can you fail me for one picky little mistake?”
The teacher points a bony, accusing finger at you. “The ‘picky little mistake’ wasn’t the only error on your paper,” he says. “You were required to write your answers on narrow rule paper; you used wide rule. Besides, I only give passing grades to members of the National Honor Society who have memorized the Encyclopedia Britannica. Didn’t you read the class rules?”