Romans 2:14

Romans 2:14 NASB “For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves,” The Law of God is in harmony with the nature of man. Despite sin and its corruption in the heart of mankind there is still the […]

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Romans 2:13

Romans 2:13 NASB “for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.” What is Paul doing here? Is he raising hopes for the Jew that he can follow the Law and be justified before God? Or is he being consistent […]

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Romans 2:12

Romans 2:12 NASB “For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law;” Paul has established the impartiality of God towards both Jew and the Gentile. He is systematic in his approach to helping his readers understand […]

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Romans 2:11

Romans 2:11 NASB “For there is no partiality with God.” There is no favoritism with God. He does not show partiality to anyone in regards to our final judgement. It would be our mistake to read this passage and not understand that God indeed gives blessings, talents and status at His discretion and wisdom while […]

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Romans 2:10

Romans 2:10 NASB but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Glory – (doxa) – The honor resulting of a good opinion. This glory signifies a manifestation of the acts of God and how He reveals Himself. Essentially, this glory is bestowed upon […]

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Romans 2:9

Romans 2:9 “There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Again, we have the contrast of the wicked vs the good. Essentially, a reward system in the day of judgement in which the soul of the wicked endures calamity and […]

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Romans 2:8

Romans 2:8 NASB “but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.” The contrast of v7 and v8 are stark. They don’t represent ones path to salvation or damnation, rather the outcome of salvation (regenerate, with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) vs the fruits […]

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Romans 2:7

Romans 2:7 NASB “to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and and immortality, eternal life;” It’s easy to get emotionally shipwreck into a works based salvation if you take a passage like this without the proper context in how it’s being used as well being consistent with all of […]

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Romans 2:6

Romans 2:6 NASB “who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS:” The great day of judgement is not something I think we can fathom and fully understand. It will be the greatest day of all mourning and weeping for damnation for many, as well as many who will rejoice for salvation. All peoples […]

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Romans 2:5

Romans 2:5 NASB “But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God,” God has offered His kindness and mercy to those who would repent. But Paul, in an urgency to wake his readers from spiritual lethargy, […]

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