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 Daily Bible Study  March 20, 2002 

Scripture and Commentary
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See Romans 2 in the New King James Version
See Romans 2 in the New American Standard Bible

Beginning study on Romans Chapter 2

Part 1

Romans 2

1   You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning
yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
2   Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth.
3   So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment?
4   Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward
5   But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his
righteous judgment will be revealed.
6   God "will give to each person according to what he has done." [1
7   To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.
8   But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
9   There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;
10   but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
11   For God does not show favoritism.

1. Psalm 62:12; Prov. 24:12 


How do you see it?

Is Paul speaking to the saved or the unsaved in this passage?

If to the saved, then he is teaching that salvation is conditional to those who "by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality." 

Something to think about.

Invitation to contribute to Romans Study.

Romans is a primer on the relationship of the Believer to The Lord Jesus Christ.

Today we are continuing with our study on Chapter 2 of Romans.

Most likely, we will look at this again tomorrow, so today I invite you to send me an email with your insights into this first section of Chapter 2

Keep in mind, as we study, that we want to address:

  • 1. How am I saved?
  • 2. Can I lose my salvation (that is, if I commit a sin, will I find I am no longer saved)?
  • 3. If I keep on sinning, will I be saved?
  • 4. Is there victory over sin? 
  • 5. If I neglect my relationship with the Lord Jesus, what happens to my salvation? 
  • 6. Once I am saved, do I have license to keep on sinning? 

  • The further issues are: 

  • 7. Once I am saved, how do I keep from sinning?
  • 8. Is it something I do, and thus it becomes an issue of pride? Or is it a work that God does in our lives? 
  • 9. Can we ever expect to overcome sin? If we do, how does it happen? How are we set free? 
  • 10. If a person backslides in his faith, and doesn't come back to vibrant Christian faith, is he saved if he is in that condition when he dies? 

  • Note that on different days, the placement of the commentary on the page will vary.  Sometimes, I will use the left pane and sometimes the right pane.


    Summary of Today's Study:

    Yesterday I said that if you feel you still fall into the sins enumerated, you have some good news coming as we study Romans.  This you can already see if you "read between the lines" (eisegesis, which we do with caution).

    This passage is also a warning to believers about judging others, because by the same measure we judge, we will be judged.  Jesus gave a parabble about a man who was forgiven a great big debt, who then turned on a man who owed him a very small debt, but who could not pay.  Do you remember the details? It fits with today's message.

    I would encourage you to do something that helped me greatly.  Pick a version of the scriptures and start to type it out or to write it longhand, whichever you feel more inclined to do.  As you do so, you will learn the scriptures at the tip of your fingers!

    Scripture is quoted today from the New International Version.  We work with various versions, because we believe that being well studied in the scripture will enable us to rightly divide the word of truth. We encourage you to do likewise, because of the insights we have gotten. Familiarize yourself with one, and then go on to use others.  My commentary is copyright Rick Galbraith, March 18, 2002.  It is my "daily devotions," my own study of the Scriptures, and you are invited to share it with me.