Romans 2:17-3:4

Day 4…..  I’m working my way through the book of Romans while listening to Michael Pearl’s online audio teachings through the book of Romans.  Here’s a link to the audio files:

Nogreaterjoy.com – Romans

 

  • 17.
  • Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and brag about your relationship to God;
  • 18.
  • if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law;
  • 19.
  • if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,
  • 20.
  • an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth–
  • 21.
  • you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself ? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?
  • 22.
  • You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
  • 23.
  • You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
  • 24.
  • As it is written: "God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."
  • 25.
  • Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised.
  • 26.
  • If those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?
  • 27.
  • The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.
  • 28.
  • A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.
  • 29.
  • No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise is not from men, but from God.

Ch. 3

  • 1.
  • What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision?
  • 2.
  • Much in every way! First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God.
  • 3.
  • What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God’s faithfulness?
  • 4.
  • Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar. As it is written: "So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge."
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