Rom 3:23

3:23 fall short of the glory of God. See “Original Sin and Total Depravity” at Ps. 51:5. A poignant description of the consequence of sin. Made in the image of the glorious God (Gen. 1:26, 27), humanity has exchanged God’s glory for idolatry (1:23) and distorted the divine image. Now people are morally and spiritually ugly and depraved. Grace renews and restores humanity’s lost glory in believers (5:2; 8:18; 1 Cor. 15:42–49; 2 Cor. 3:18; Eph. 4:24; Phil. 3:20, 21; Col. 3:10).