Stay alert giving honor to authorities and love to everyone (Romans 13:1-14)

We are to be subject to human institutions and give them what we owe them (Rom 13:1-7) All authorities are instituted by God and it is through God that they reign. [v1] We are to submit to everyone who is in a position of authority above us. We are not to despise them or reject them.… Continue reading Stay alert giving honor to authorities and love to everyone (Romans 13:1-14)

The elect are to do good with all humility (Romans 12:1-21)

[v1] Bearing in mind the richness of God’s grace towards us, we are to give ourselves, not excluding our physical bodies, to God as worship by walking in holiness. [v2] We should stop living according to what is acceptable in the world in this age. Rather, we should be changed through the renewing of the… Continue reading The elect are to do good with all humility (Romans 12:1-21)

Israel’s temporary stumbling was so that Gentiles would be saved (Romans 11:1-36)

Israel was not completely rejected by God but He hardened the hearts of some and kept a remnant for Himself by grace. (Rom 11:1-10) God, by grace, is the one who makes us receptive to the gospel. [v1] Paul affirms that God has not rejected Israel and he uses the fact that he himself, a… Continue reading Israel’s temporary stumbling was so that Gentiles would be saved (Romans 11:1-36)

Paul longs for his kinsmen and explains divine election (Romans 9:1-33)

Paul longs for the redemption of his physical kinsmen, Israelites. (Rom 9:1-13) Witnessing is motivated by grief over lost souls. Knowing the glory that is the inheritance of those that are in Christ, Paul had great heartache and grief, like we should have for those that don’t believe, that resulted from a love of other… Continue reading Paul longs for his kinsmen and explains divine election (Romans 9:1-33)

Released from the law and at war with the flesh (Romans 7:1-25)

Sin is rebelliousness that comes from hatred of God. That is why it is provoked by the Word of God. When the Word of God says, “do not covet,” this rebelliousness looks for ways to covet. This rebelliousness is so fundamental to our existence that is instinctive. This rebelliousness is embedded in our flesh so… Continue reading Released from the law and at war with the flesh (Romans 7:1-25)