Romans 2:4

Romans 2:4 NASB “Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?” This question that Paul phrases is a response to his earlier examination of passing judgement onto others and falling under God’s judgement. He’s been asking his […]

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Romans 2:3

Romans 2:3 NASB “But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgement on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgement of God?” And the Apostle Paul hits the hammer on the nail. He forces the reader to deal with the previous two verses in […]

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Romans 2:2

Romans 2:2 NASB “And we know that the judgement of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.” The reader is first confronted with the fact they were caught with their hand in the cookie jar. They’ve condemned and judged others for the very things they practiced themselves. They’ve emulated a religious spirit that […]

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Romans 2:1

Romans 2:1 NASB “Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgement, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.” Paul takes a shift from attacking the sins of the Gentiles and uses a diatribe style of communicating his next point. He is […]

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Romans 1:32

Romans 1:32 NASB “and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” It’s interesting that Paul has continually reminded his readers that they knew the righteousness of God. They know […]

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Romans 1:29-31

Romans 1:29-31 NASB “being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,(30)slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,(31)without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;” Looking at this list, it packs a heavy punch to the conscience. This list though not completely exhaustive […]

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Romans 1:28

Romans 1:28 NASB “And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,” Man is wise in his own eyes. That’s what it seems Paul is conveying to us. They didn’t see it fit to acknowledge […]

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Romans 1:26-27

Romans 1:26-27 NASB “For this reason, God gave them over to their degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,27and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire towards one another, men with men committing indecent acts and […]

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Romans 1:25

Romans 1:25 NASB “For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the the creature rather then the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” The exchange man makes that Paul is referencing is the “lie”. The “lie” is the denial that Jesus is the Christ and in exchange they worship […]

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Romans 1:24

Romans 1:24 NASB “Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.” “Therefore” brings us back to the wrath of God earlier discussed in verse 18. All of the above issues of unrighteousness, suppression of truth, abandoning the worship of the One […]

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