I want to take this time to thank all of you my readers. I’ve found this blog to be a great tool in my journey through the Bible and you, my readers are keeping me accountable to daily Bible reading and study. We live in a busy world with busy schedules and being able to share some thoughts about this journey with others across this world through the Internet is truly a blessing.
So far this year, the journey through God’s Word has been through the book of Acts 1-12 and then through the entire book of Exodus. As the journey continues, I will turn to the book of Romans. Paul writes the letter of Romans to the church at Rome while in Corinth on his third missionary journey. Within this letter is a detailed explanation of the Gospel.
The mission of this blog is to bring out ways to better apply God’s Word in our life at work, at home, and within our neighborhoods. The questions for reflection for the study of Romans 1-2 below will help bring out some thoughts and ideas over the next few weeks.
The Lord speaks to us in various ways – visions, dreams, and life’s circumstances; even advice from others. Most of all, God speaks through the Bible. Thus, the main purpose of this blog is to study His Word with the intent to gain wisdom that we may apply in our own lives and also help others along the journey.
The reading plan below will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing!
Questions for Reflection
In what way does Paul introduce himself? What facts about the Gospel does Paul give? How can you respond to these facts and fulfill your call as a witness?
Describe Paul’s attitude toward the Roman Christians. For what reason does he want to visit them? What is the content of his prayers about them? What Christian can you pray for in this way?
What are the facts about the gospel (See vv. 1-6, 15)? Why is it powerful? How is its power released? What is different about living by faith?
How are God’s righteousness (v. 17) and His wrath (v. 18) related? What actions of man prompt God’s wrath? To what extent are you honoring God as God and being thankful?
How is God’s repeated action (vv. 24, 26, 28) related to the expression of wrath in verse 18? How does a society react to being given up? What are the sins listed in verses 29-31? From what do all these sins stem (See verses 21, 25, 28, 32)?
Of what does Paul accuse the Jews who have the revelation of God’s law? What should be the response to God’s kindness and patience? What changes do you need to make in your life in view of the basis of judgment?
Further describe God’s judgment (v. 1-11). On what basis will God judge the Jews who have the law? How will He judge the Gentiles who have no written law? Where is the law for the Gentiles?
For what reasons do the Jews compliment themselves? What will give meaning to your outward religious performance? Whose praise do you seek? What will get you to heaven?
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
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