Monday, July 05, 2010

"The Teacher" Should Get Out More

Yesterday in our Sunday School class, we covered Romans 3:9-20. My NIV edition entitles this section "No One is Righteous." Here Paul appears to be primarily addressing Jews. So he quotes or paraphrases a string of OT passages (8 of them) where the point is made that everyone falls short.

Among the references is one to Ecclesiastes 7:20: There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.

I read on down the page in Ecclesiastes, Chapter 7, and found verse 28 of that chapter interesting:

while I was still searching
but not finding—
I found one upright man among a thousand,
but not one upright woman among them all.

As I chuckle, Carol says she doesn't find this funny.

But is the "one upright man" a placeholder for Messiah, as unintentional as the Teacher may be?

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