Romans 3:3

Romans 3:3 What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it? First, Paul appeals to the Jewish inheritance of the Law from Moses. Now, he appeals to faithfulness of God. He asks, “what then?” The Jews received the Law and were entrusted with God’s words through […]

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Romans 3:1-2

Romans 3:1-2 “Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? 2 Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.” Paul is finishing his diatribe on circumcision but not without leaving the Jewish reader a question in their mind of what the purpose […]

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Romans 2:28-29

Romans 2:28-29 “For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 29 But He is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter, and his praise is not from men, […]

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Romans 2:27

Romans 2:27 “and he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not judge you who though having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a transgressor of the Law?” This passage can seem confusing but it is Paul continuing his thought pattern on hypocrisy from the Jews. Let’s break down […]

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Romans 2:26

Romans 2:26 “So if the uncircumcised man keeps the the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?” Paul now reverts back to the Gentile believer who now walks in accordance to the Spirit. He’s telling the Jewish reader that even the Gentile has the ability to meet the requirements of […]

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Romans 2:25

Romans 2:25 “For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.” Paul takes us back to the second most important image of Jewish identity with God, (the first being the Law) and that is circumcision. It might seem odd […]

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Romans 2:23-24

Romans 2:23-24 “You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God? ‘THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU,’ just as it is written.”” What worse testament to the world that you serve the One true God then to break the very laws God had […]

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Romans 2:22

Romans 2:22 “You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?” There is no doubt that Paul is speaking to his readers in a deeper way just as Jesus had. In Matthew 5:28 Jesus says, “but I say to you that everyone who […]

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Romans 2:21

Romans 2:21 NASB “you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal?” Here comes the gut punch! The Apostle Paul says to them, “you, therefore” this is now bringing his argument of the Jew who held the oracles of the Lord back to […]

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Romans 2:20

Romans 2:20 NASB “a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the immature, having in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth,” Continuing his thought towards the pride of the Jew and his relationship with the Law, Paul digs deeper and paints a picture of them being the representation teachers and mentors […]

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