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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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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