Romans 2:11-16 Daniel 12

11 For God does not show favoritism. 12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, 15 since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.) 16 This will take place on the day when God will judge men’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.

6 responses to “Romans 2:11-16

  1. God doesnt care what race you are, your ancestory (sp) He does not care….if you sin, you sin, and if you do not follow His word then you get no special treatment because you are ________ (fill in the blank)

    I LOVE how it says that just because you Hear the law doesnt make you righteous….to me that goes hand in hand with Ronnie says all the time…Christian is a verb!!! and PK just reminded us that faith without works isnt good either
    you cant just show up on sunday or wed. and expect things to be right with God…you gotta put in the effort to be closer to God…you have to take action to follow his law and word….I feel like jumping up and down and screaming this right now…at myself more than anybody….”STOP BEING LAZY!! HE WANTS A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU BUT HE IS NOT A BULLY AND WILL NOT FORCE HIMSELF!!!”

    I was reading a book the other day and while reading it occured to me…clear as day…although I want to be closer to God…MORE Important He wants a closer relationship with ME!!!!! when I blow Him off for tv or work or some other excuse it hurts Him…..thats why He created Adam and Eve ( and us) to fellowship with us…a relationship takes two people its give and take and we take and take and take…but how much do we give? how much are we WILLING to give?

    I also love that it says God judges whats in our hearts…this cut to me in 2 ways….
    first….for those of us who simply show up on sunday or wed and the whole time we are thinking about cant wait to get home and get on myspace, or thinking about what happened in school today…we are not recieveing ONE thing from the teaching of God’s word..we are just there…blah..

    Second…it comforts me to know that although I sin and I am so imperfect…God knows my heart, He knows that I am trying and learning and one sweet day I hope to not hurt Him ever again…I will understand one day…I hope too…but He does look past my ugly flesh and see my heart bursting with love for Him…I love that and it gives me comfort…

    I have babbled enough…sorry if none of this makes sense..:)

  2. This kinda reminds of what god says “i would rather have a person not following my word then have spmebody follow my word but slack off and not obey my laws (rules, commandments, etc.)This says to me that if you do something wrong them you get do something else worse and then worse etc.There’s a saying “for a nail the steed was lost, for the steed was lost the msseage was not delivered, for the undelivired message the war was lost”.SO add all this up = dont do wrong things

  3. Okay.
    So this put a comparison in my head.
    Those who believe in Christ BUT put there beliefs into action(like faith for example)and those who believe but just sit there and watch the world go by.
    We all sin. We all make mistakes. But, we can repent and ask God for his forgiveness and guidance. But what we cant do is sin and then ask God for repentance and forgiveness and then do that thing again and make it a working cycle in our lives because that is not how its supposed to work.
    God doesnt pick any person above the other. We are ALL sinners. A sin is a sin, doesnt matter what the sin is, we are all equal in God’s eyes and we should all be equal in eachother’s eyes because if we dont, then we stand in judgement of others and that is just something that we have got to stop doing. God wants us to love our enimies. No matter what the circumstance is, we should always love our enimies. Some of us really need this guidance in our lives right now because having those seperate groups in our youth group and the “I Hate You, You Hate Me” stuff. Its just going to continue to get in the way of what God is trying to lay on all of our hearts.

  4. Nice job so far with the honesty and the post by you three…Glad to see ya growing 😀

    Paul starts off with God shows no favortism and goes on to explain that…The gentiles dont follow the Law because they are not jews and the Jews follow the Laws because its written and expected for them to follow them…And Paul is covering both groups of people letting them know…Just cuz the law doesnt govern your life or the law does govern your life, if you sin…YOU SIN!!!! there is no ifs ands or buts…and God doesnt care who you are…Paul talks about this a lot in his writings…he wants us to know that prestige, position, reputation, wealth or who you know wont matter when it comes to God…He has a standard and if you dont reach it…Good luck!!!

    The next part of this blog tonight, Paul hits us a bit harder, he is saying if you are just hearing the things you need to do and not doing them…U GOT ISSUES…

    Then this part of the blog ends with the natural conscience of man…We have a natural ability and understanding of what is wrong and what is right

  5. I have said this time and again, but I will repeat it again in hopes of it sticking. YOu have to understand the author of a passage and its setting in order to grasp the full meaning of a passage.

    Paul was an attorney, and his writings are often logical rebuttals of anticipated excuses. He also is the first missionary to the Gentiles (non Jews) and because he is a Jew himself, he bridges the gap between the two “worlds”.

    This passage is explaining that we will all be without excuse before the judgement throne. The Jews has the written law of Moses, and the GEntiles had the moral law of Adam written into their conscience. Both of these speak the truths of God and the extent of the revelation determines the level of responsibility.

    Paul takes both sides and removes their excuses by saying that it is not the man who hears the law who is righteous, it is the man who obeys it.

  6. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.

    I really love this part of the scripture. Just knowing who Christ is…does not give you a goldent ticket in to heaven. You can read the Bible everyday, you can quote scripture to people, you can sit in a church every Wed. and Sunday….but that does not mean that God knows you. Paul is telling us we have to live what we believe for what we believe to matter.

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