Hi friends! How’s your weekend going? Good, I guess. Well, today we would have Bible Study and commentaries for Romans chapters 2 and 3. You can read that for Chapter One here. Okay then, let’s move straight up to Romans 2 and 3. Remember the Bible wasn’t written in chapters and verses initially, so keep Chapter 1 in mind.
ROMANS CHAPTER 2 BIBLE STUDY AND COMMENTARY
2:1– Paul warns against people who judge others because in the real sense, they condemn themselves also. Many people fall under this category today, even believers. We’re called to love and not condemn.
2:2– God’s judgement is true and fair.
2:3-5– We should note that when we judge others of the same things we do, it is impossible to escape the judgement of God. God has been kind and patient with us, intending that we turn away from sin. In that light, we should also be patient with other people. When we don’t turn away from sin but judge others instead, we should be reminded that the judgement day is coming.
2:6-11– There is a fair judgement according to deeds. Both for those who accept the truth and those who do not. And God is patient and kind enough to let everyone turn away from unrighteousness but the choice is ours.
2:12-16– God is going to judge everyone fairly, even the Gentiles who are without the law because they have a conscious heart and are aware of what is right and wrong.
2:17-29– Paul then talks about the Jews who boast in the laws God had given them. They know what God wants and even instruct others about it, but go ahead the ignore their own teachings. They do not practice what they preach. And because of their act, the Gentiles blaspheme the name of God (Isaiah 52:5). He says uncircumcision is of no value if they do not obey the law and a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. Keep in mind Chapter 1, as the Bible was not initially written in chapters but as one letter.
SUMMARY: Romans Chapter 2 talks about how the Jews seem to judge others because they think they have a special relationship with God, teaching and instructing the ignorant but yet, do not practice what they preach. He simply points out the fact that the law is not what makes us right with God What then does? Let’s look at Chapter 3.
CHAPTER 3 BIBLE STUDY AND COMMENTARY
3:1-4– Here, Paul says that the circumcision of the Jews is an advantage to them and should not be disregarded because unto them was committed the “oracles of God”. Even if some were unfaithful through the years, it doesn’t make God unfaithful and since He had promised His will would be fulfilled through the Jews, He has kept His promise.
3:5-8– Paul warns against people who want to keep being in sin because they feel it only magnifies God’s righteousness. These people have chosen to be ignorant of God’s fairness and justice, and if they keep being like that, they will surely be condemned.
3:9– Whether Jew or Gentile, we’re all under sin and in need of salvation.
3:10-18– These are all scriptures quoted from the Old Testament (Psalms 14:1-3; 53:1-3, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Psalms 5:9; 140:3; 10:7, Isaiah 59:7-8, Psalms 36:1. They speak of how we had been separated from God and we had no works that could make us right with Him.
3:19-20– The law is only applicable to whom it was given and it shows how guilty all are before God. The law shows how helpless we are, for no man can keep all the laws. The law gives us the knowledge of sin.
3:21-22– The righteousness of God has been made known to us, this was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets. That we are made right by placing our faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, irrespective of who we are; Jews and Greek alike.
3:23-26– We have all sinned before God but He has made us right with Him through the sacrifice of His Son and our Lord, Jesus Christ, by His grace. We are made right when we believe in this sacrifice which is not just a covering but an atonement for our sins. And in this He shows His fairness and justice, as he had not punished past sins.
3:27-31– We therefore do not boast in the law of works but in the law of faith, for this is how we are made right with God. God is the one true God, the God of the Jews and Gentiles alike. He goes on to say that this does not mean we should forget about the law because it is by our faith that we can truly fulfill the law.
We’ve come to the end of Romans 2 and 3 commentary. I actually enjoyed writing this, it just shows how great and merciful our God is. We would continue with chapter 4 Bible study and commentary in 2 days. Don’t forget to leave a comment, subscribe and please share. Thank you. I love you and God loves you like crazy.
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