Into Practice …

It’s Who you know …

Romans 2:4,7,13,23,29 NLT

[4] Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?

[7] He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers.

[13] For merely listening to the law doesn’t make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight.

[23] You are so proud of knowing the law, but you dishonor God by breaking it.

[29] No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by the Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.

Reflection …

A short review of chapter two’s key verses and points will help launch us into the next chapter.

Vs. 4 – God’s kindness and patience is meant to lead us to repentance.

Vs. 7 – We are to keep on doing good

Vs. 13 – Knowing is not enough, we have to put it into practice.

Vs. 23 – Knowing the right thing to do is not the same as doing it.

Vs. 29 – It’s all about a change of heart produced by the Spirit

Romans chapter 2 is all about who you know, not what you know! If we know Jesus, we are changed by the work of the Holy Spirit in us. We will desire to do the right thing, put those things into practice, and keep on doing good things so we can enjoy the goodness, kindness and patience of God.

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