Romans Chapter 2 starts off with Paul discussing God’s judgment. Paul compared this with how people judge each other and he said that those who judge others are in fact judging themselves.
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He explained that God only judges people based on the truth while others are being hypocritical because they are so quick to judge others when they are doing the same thing.
God Does Not Have Favorites
Paul stated in Romans Chapter 2 that people were storing up wrath because of their hatred. He said this hatred would grow and become hatred towards God if it was not dealt with. Paul explained that God does not show favorites and He loves all people equally. This means that it does not matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, God loves all humans the same.
Paul Discusses the Law
Paul went on to explain in Romans Chapter 2 that it was not enough for people to hear or understand the law. He said they also needed to commit to obeying it. According to Paul, there are many people who sin because they do not know the law, but those who sin with full knowledge of their actions will be judged according to it.
h5>Paul Rebukes the Jews
Paul rebuked the Jews in Romans Chapter 2 for their hypocritical ways. He said that many of them preached the word of God, but they did not act upon it. They were quick to tell people what was right from wrong, but they were not the ones who practiced what they preached.
He also explained that even though there were some who were circumcised and were regarded as a Jew, it was not excusable if they still acted according to their flesh. Paul told them that it did not matter if they were physically circumcised. If they acted in such a way that displeased God, it was as if they were never circumcised at all.
Romans 2 (King James Version)
1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.