CUTTING OF THE HEART For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is … Continue reading Cutting Of The Heart
MISSING THE POINT But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law; and if you are sure that you yourself are a … Continue reading Missing The Point
BETTER THAN But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God… Romans 1:17 Up until this point in Romans, Paul has been talking about all people. All have ignored the revelation of God in nature. All have … Continue reading Better Than
I CAN RISK RISK BEING KNOWN On that day when, according to the Gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus. Romans 2:16 Have you ever felt studied? Perhaps you know the anxiety of feeling inadequate and being in the company of one extremely … Continue reading I Can Risk Being Known
FAKE RIGHTEOUSNESS For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. Romans 2:13 Paul needs to make it clear to the Jews that they can not be secure about … Continue reading Fake Righteousness
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BREAK? There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. Romans … Continue reading What Does It Take To Break?
Yesterday, I wrote about God’s wrath, one that has been accumulating over time, and was poured out on His Son so that you and I could have a Savior who bore our punishment. I can’t leave that subject and go on. Ever since writing this … Continue reading Forgive Me
WHERE DO I STAND ON THE WRATH ISSUE? But because of your heart and impenitent heart, you are storing up wrath for yourself for the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. Romans 2:5 Wrath is not a palatable subject. No … Continue reading Where Do I Stand On The Wrath Issue?
TAKING ADVANTAGE OF KINDNESS Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? Romans 2:4 I’m not sure I’ve ever thought about kindness being a stumbling block in … Continue reading Taking Advantage Of Kindness
JUDGING Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another, you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. Romans 2:1 Passing judgment and being discerning are two different things. Paul … Continue reading Judging