December 31, 2017: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Romans 1-2
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Commentary: Paul gives a fairly standard greeting to the Roman church before plunging into his message. Paul is writing approximately 30 years after the ascension of Jesus Christ and tension has risen between Jewish Christians and Gentiles and secular Romans. Paul warns followers of Christ against actions and living a lifestyle that goes against the Lord. The world may live that life, but we know the truth and should live accordingly. We should, however be careful in our judgement of others. We must be aware of our own unrighteous shortcomings. Following the law will not guarantee our salvation. The Lord examines our hearts.
Focus Verses:2:1-4 Do you judge? What do these verses say about judging the actions of others? Who is the only one qualified to judge?