Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Romans 2

Romans 2

God's Righteous Judgment

(1You, 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. 2Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment? 4Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?)

Sometimes it is hard for me when I see someone looking gothic. I figure they are trouble. I do really know that they are just kids doing what they want maybe in rebellion against the parents. You just don't know the full situation because you never confront them. Next time, as I have been taught from someone that goes to our church that used to dress that way, say hi to that person. Ask them a ? be friendly. Then pray you see them again and do the same thing. Show love toward them and keep praying.

(9There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11For God does not show favoritism.)

Maybe I am just stupid but why the Jew first then the gentile? Does the Jew have a harder life to lead? All I know is try and do good every breath of your life. God knows we are not perfect, go to Him and pray for help in the areas you struggle. God loves us and He will help us.

The Jews and the Law

(17Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and brag about your relationship to God; 18if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."[b])

Try very....Very hard to Honor God in all you do.

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