Romans 2:19

Romans 2:19 NASB “and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,” The Jew thought himself a light of the Law of God. Chosen by God to establish the Law in belief and practice, they found themselves boastful and prideful in their adherence to […]

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Romans 2:18

Romans 2:18 NASB “and know His will and approve the things that are essential, being instructed out of the Law,” Continuing in this thought, Paul affirms their adherence to the will of God and following the essential teachings of Jews. They are informed, well versed, established in God’s ordinances. Do you see the pattern here? […]

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Romans 2:17

Romans 2:17 NASB “But if you bear the name “Jew” and rely upon the Law and boast in God,” This new thread of thought from Paul from vs17-29 is aimed at disarming the Jewish readers by stealthily building them up in their already religious attitude and hypocrisy. The Jews were meticulously observant of the Law […]

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Romans 2:16

Romans 2:16 NASB “on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.” Let’s break this down as Paul concludes this thought. 1. “on the day” – This day refers to the day of judgement that he has been speaking about in the previous passages. All of […]

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Romans 2:15

Romans 2:15 “in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,” The conscience is of extraordinary importance to understanding both guilt before God and also our means to be right with Him. Our conscience bears witness of our […]

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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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