Lesson 629: Romans Chapter 2
"Be Doers of the Law"
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ROMANS CHAPTER 2
1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 to them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8 but unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 but glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 for there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 16 in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. God’s law is broken 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God, 18 and knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; 19 and art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. 21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? 22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. 26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? 27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law? 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 but he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Lesson No. 629 "Be Doers of the Law"
Romans Chapter 2 07/31/2022 1) Paul writes about knowing and keeping the law, but this doesn't save us, does it? First off, the law identifies sin and illustrates the need for forgiveness. Being obedient to the law is a sign of salvation, not salvation. 2) Paul talks about judging which is important but must be done right (verse 1). It must be done according to what? (Hint: verse 2) 3) Verses 3 through 10 talks about being hypocritical in judging, and that we are all accountable in judgment before God. Does this affect our salvation? 4) What does Paul mean by verse 11? He doesn’t respect us??? 5) Verses 12 and 13 are a bit confusing blurring obeying the law and salvation, but indicate that the place to be is saved and working to keep the law and build the kingdom of God in service to him! 6) Paul then takes up the case of an unsaved person living a godly life- are they saved? (Hint: verses 14-16) 7) Paul then focus on Jews seeking God, being obedient to obtain 'justification', but then showing Gentiles conduct not becoming of God. (Verses 17-24) 8) Paul then shows how appearing godly outwardly like Jews that are circumcised yet still sinning is a problem; Gentiles that live godly lives are closer to God. (Verses 25-29) What about Christians today living in sin? 9) Bottom line- you can have knowledge of the law of God, and sin, and even serve God; also you can have no knowledge of the law of God, and sin, and serve God. But who in these two groups is saved? (Trick question!) Note- knowledge of God is the start, the law shows our sin and need for repentance, repentance leads toward salvation, and once we are there, then the heart is ready to by free choice, to choose Jesus and eternal life….. or not.
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