Understanding the Scriptures
|Impenitent (v. 5)||Unrepentant|
|Indignation and wrath (v. 8)||Fury and anger|
Romans 2:14–29—“For He Is Not a Jew, Which Is One Outwardly”
Paul taught the Jewish Christians that having the outward signs of righteousness (such as circumcision) meant nothing if a spirit of faith and obedience did not dwell in them. The same is true today. Outward signs of righteousness (such as Church attendance) are not enough. A spirit of faith, love, and obedience must also dwell in our hearts.
Studying the Scriptures
Do the following activity as you study Romans 2.
In Your Own Words
As you consider what Paul taught about judging others and about the Lord judging each of us, read Romans 2:1–2, 5–11 and write the main ideas.