Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The kindness of God leads you to repentance

Romans 2

"Therefore you have no excuse... you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, 

not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?...

...There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek,  

but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, 

to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 

For there is no partiality with God.

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; 

for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified. 

For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus...

[this next part is speaking of outward and inward circumcision and what the LORD desires from us]:

...For indeed circumcision is of value...

...  For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, 

nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 

But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and

circumcision is that which is of the heart by the Spirit not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God."

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