Scripture to Read: Romans 2:12–13
Yesterday, God taught us that He shows no partiality and that He is not impressed with a person’s physical lineage but their spiritual lineage. As God continued to use Paul to pen His Word, God had Paul share how every sinful person is found guilty. For God’s Word says, in Romans 2:12–13, For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law; 13 for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified. The Gentiles are described as those “without the Law,” and Jews are those “under the Law.” God is making the point through Paul that the basis of salvation is not found in the Law. If salvation had been based on the Law, the Gentiles would perish in their sin because they did not have the Law. But, the Jews also would have still perished in their sin because no one could ever fulfill all of the Law (James 2:10). So, both Jews and Gentiles would be found guilty because of their rebellious hearts toward God. The bad news is that everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s perfect glory (Romans 3:23). The Good News is that everyone who repents of their sin and trusts in Jesus Christ alone for salvation is set free from their sin. As believers, we must share the Good News of Christ with every lost person so they have the opportunity to respond to Christ.
Challenge & Application
· Why is it important to understand why both Jew and Gentile were able to be found guilty of sin?
· Who can you share the Good News of Christ with this week?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!