But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
The keyword here is righteousness. The words “but now” tell us that Paul was emphasizing a point.
Below are some points on righteousness Paul was trying to say.
Righteousness is of God (verse 21)
Righteousness apart from the Law (verse 21)
Righteousness is witnessed to by the Law and Prophets (verse 21)
Righteousness of God is revealed (verse 21)
Righteousness is by faith in Jesus Christ (verse 22)
Righteousness is to all (verse 22)
Righteousness on all who believe (verse 22)
Righteousness is needed because all have sinned and all come short (verse 23-24)
Righteousness is imparted by being justified freely by His grace and redemption in Jesus Christ (verse 24)
Righteousness declared (verse 25-26)