Genesis 9:22 (Read all of Genesis 9) Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can... Read verse in The Message Bible The day is coming when it’s going to blaze hot and high, God’s fiery and righteous judgment. Romans 12:2 Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. The same with idolatry. Better think this one through from the beginning. 25-26 God sacrificed Jesus on the altar of the world to clear that world of sin. 17 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God;(Z) 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? 12-13 If you sin without knowing what you’re doing, God takes that into account. Doing, not hearing, is what makes the difference with God. 9-11 If you go against the grain, you get splinters, regardless of which neighborhood you’re from, what your parents taught you, what schools you attended. You can get by with almost anything if you front it with eloquent talk about God and his law. Strength is for service, not status. Better to keep God’s law uncircumcised than break it circumcised. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Romans 12; Romans 2 Read chapter in The Message Bible. You become a Jew by who you are. Romans 2: You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! Romans 1:11, NKJV. The reverse is also true: The uncircumcised who keep God’s ways are as good as the circumcised—in fact, better. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and … 1 Those people are on a dark spiral downward. Better to keep God’s law uncircumcised than break it circumcised. God pays no attention to what others say (or what you think) about you. 5-8 You’re not getting by with anything. Circumcision, the surgical ritual that marks you as a Jew, is great if you live in accord with God’s law. Genesis 4:22 (Read all of Genesis 4) Zillah gave birth to Tubal-Cain, who worked at the forge making bronze … I write this letter to all the Christians in Rome, God's friends. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. It takes one to know one. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey(U) the law who will be declared righteous. But if you don’t, it’s worse than not being circumcised. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. 28 A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly,(AJ) nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. 36:20,22, Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, Ro 9:23; 11:33; Eph 1:7, 18; 2:7; 3:8, 16; Col 2:2, Ex 34:6; Ro 9:22; 1Ti 1:16; 1Pe 3:20; 2Pe 3:15, Ro 3:19; 6:14; 1Co 9:20, 21; Gal 4:21; 5:18; S Ro 7:4, ver 23; Jer 8:8; Mic 3:11; Jn 5:45; Ro 9:4, Jn 5:44; 12:43; 1Co 4:5; 2Co 10:18; Gal 1:10; 1Th 2:4; 1Pe 3:4. 14-16 When outsiders who have never heard of God’s law follow it more or less by instinct, they confirm its truth by their obedience. Religion Can’t Save You 17-24 If you’re brought up Jewish, don’t assume that you can lean back in the arms of your religion and take it easy, feeling smug because you’re an insider to God’s revelation, a connoisseur of the best things of God, informed on the latest doctrines! While preaching “Don’t steal!” are you going to rob people blind? The Message Romans 2. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. Make no mistake: In the end you get what’s coming to you—Real Life for those who work on God’s side, but to those who insist on getting their own way and take the path of least resistance, Fire! God is kind, but he’s not soft. Judgmental criticism of others is a … (M) 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil,(N) there will be wrath and anger. New International Version. Romans 2 The Message (MSG) God Is Kind, but Not Soft. 2 You, therefore, have no excuse,(A) you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. The Solution Is Life on God’s Terms. Or didn’t you realize we packed up and left there for good? I was reading in the book of Romans last night; could you give me some meaning on the following two verses in the text of Romans 2:14 &15? The Message; Romans 12 Romans 12. 2 But we know that the judgment of God is according to … I have a special word of caution for you who are sure that you have it all together yourselves and, because you know God’s revealed Word inside and out, feel qualified to guide others through their blind alleys and dark nights and confused emotions to God. Romans 15 15 1-2 Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Don’t you see: It’s not the cut of a knife that makes a Jew. But if you sin knowing full well what you’re doing, that’s a different story entirely. (AH) 27 The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you(AI) who, even though you have the[c] written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker. It takes one to know one. 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches(C) of his kindness,(D) forbearance(E) and patience,(F) not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? 6 1-3 So what do we do? 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) Better think this one through from the beginning. Romans 2:22 (The Message Bible) Genesis 9:20 (Read all of Genesis 9) Noah, a farmer, was the first to plant a vineyard. 3-4 You didn’t think, did you, that just by pointing your finger at others you would distract God from seeing all your misdoings and from coming down on you hard? God's Spirit brooded like a … Doing, not hearing, is what makes the difference with God. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. (AK) 29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart,(AL) by the Spirit,(AM) not by the written code. There is something deep within them that echoes God’s yes and no, right and wrong. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. And recognition comes from God, not legalistic critics. Don’t you see: It’s not the cut of a knife that makes a Jew. 14-16 When outsiders who have never heard of God’s law follow it more or less by instinct, they confirm its truth by their obedience. You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 2 1-2 Those people are on a dark spiral downward. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 24 As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”[b](AD). Romans 12:2 The Message (MSG) Place Your Life Before God 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change. Instead, fix your attention on God. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. (AF) 26 So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements,(AG) will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? Romans 15 The Message (MSG). Instead, fix your attention on God. Their response to God’s yes and no will become public knowledge on the day God makes his final decision about every man and woman. Place Your Life Before God 1-2So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. God decided on this course of action in full view of the public—to set the world in the clear with himself through the sacrifice of Jesus, finally taking care of the sins he had so patiently endured. It’s the mark of God on your heart, not of a knife on your skin, that makes a Jew. 25-29 Circumcision, the surgical ritual that marks you as a Jew, is great if you live in accord with God’s law. Judgmental criticism of others is a well-known way of escaping detection in your own crimes and misdemeanors. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. There is something deep within them that echoes God’s yes and no, right and wrong. He sees right through all such smoke screens and holds you to what you’ve done. Romans 2 God Is Kind, but Not Soft 1-2 Those people are on a dark spiral downward. Romans 2:1–29 God Is Kind, but Not Soft. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. 6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a](J) 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor(K) and immortality,(L) he will give eternal life. 1 I, Paul, am a devoted slave of Jesus Christ on assignment, authorized as an apostle to proclaim God's words and acts. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. 25-29 Circumcision, the surgical ritual that marks you as a Jew, is great if you live in accord with God’s law. Or did you think that because he’s such a nice God, he’d let you off the hook? They show that God’s law is not something alien, imposed on us from without, but woven into the very fabric of our creation. It takes one to know one. The Message from God that I proclaim through Jesus Christ takes into account all these differences. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our new, The Message Compact Bible, Teal and Brown Python, Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/pink, The Message Gift and Award Bible, Imitation Leather, Burgundy, The Message // REMIX 2.0, Softcover: The Bible in Contemporary Language, The Message Devotional Bible LeatherLike, Brown, Contemporary Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, NKJV, NLT, THE Message). Romans 1; Romans 2 Read chapter in The Message Bible. It’s the mark of God on your heart, not of a knife on your skin, that makes a Jew. Genesis 9:21 (Read all of Genesis 9) He drank from its wine, got drunk and passed out, naked in his tent. Instead, fix your attention on God. Romans 12:1-2 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. All rights reserved worldwide. (B) 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. 2 1-2 Those people are on a dark spiral downward. Every refusal and avoidance of God adds fuel to the fire. I should hope not! But God isn’t so easily diverted. Romans 2 The Message (MSG) God Is Kind, but Not Soft 2 1-2 Those people are on a dark spiral downward. 16 This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets(W) through Jesus Christ,(X) as my gospel(Y) declares. Being a Jew won’t give you an automatic stamp of approval. But if you embrace the way God does things, there are wonderful payoffs, again without regard to where you are from or how you were brought up. The same with adultery. The line from Scripture, “It’s because of you Jews that the outsiders are down on God,” shows it’s an old problem that isn’t going to go away. Every refusal and avoidance of God adds fuel to the fire. 25 Circumcision has value if you observe the law,(AE) but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. 12-13 If you sin without knowing what you’re doing, God takes that into account. You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. (R) 11 For God does not show favoritism.(S). Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. A new power is in operation. 15 1-2 Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Unlike the cu... Read verse in The Message Bible While you are guiding others, who is going to guide you? The reason for writing the letter to the Romans. The Message from God that I proclaim through Jesus Christ takes into account all these differences. (AB) 23 You who boast in the law,(AC) do you dishonor God by breaking the law? Romans 2 God's Righteous Judgment. When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. Religion Can't Save You. God pays no attention to what others say (or what you think) about you. 2 The sacred writings contain preliminary reports by the prophets 3 on God's Son. But if you don’t, it’s worse than not being circumcised. Romans 6 The Message (MSG) When Death Becomes Life. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the … Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. You can get by with almost anything if you front it with eloquent talk about God and his law. It takes one to know one. They show that God’s law is not something alien, imposed on us from without, but woven into the very fabric of our creation. 5-8 You’re not getting by with anything. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. Judgmental cr... Read verse in The Message Bible You become a Jew by who you are. Make no mistake: In the end you get what’s coming to you—Real Life for those who work on God’s side, but to those who insist on getting their own way and take the path of least resistance, Fire! Or did you think that because he’s such a nice God, he’d let you off the hook? I hope you are doing ok. But if you don’t, it’s worse than not being circumcised. Read and study Romans 2 in the The Message. Romans 2: Those people are on a dark spiral downward. 8 1-2 With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. The same with idolatry. (G), 5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath(H), when his righteous judgment(I) will be revealed. He makes up his own mind. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. Merely hearing God’s law is a waste of your time if you don’t do what he commands. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. 17-24 If you’re brought up Jewish, don’t assume that you can lean back in the arms of your religion and take it easy, feeling smug because you’re an insider to God’s revelation, a connoisseur of the best things of God, informed on the latest doctrines! Having faith in him sets us in the clear. You'll be changed from the inside out. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. While you are guiding others, who is going to guide you? You'll be changed from the inside out. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. The same with adultery. Read the Bible The Message Romans 2 (AN) Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.(AO). And recognition comes from God, not legalistic critics. 1–2 2 Those people are on a dark spiral downward. Romans 2 God Is Kind, but Not Soft 1-2 Those people are on a dark spiral downward. Romans 2 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. Romans 2 (The Message Bible) Genesis 1:1 (Read all of Genesis 1) First this: God created the Heavens and Earth - all you see, all you don't see. Who would suspect you? Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, Isaiah 52:5 (see Septuagint); Ezek. 12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law(T) will be judged by the law. Better to keep God’s law uncircumcised than break it circumcised. 1 thought on “ How churches go wrong: Paul’s message in Romans 2 ” Berry Friesen January 12, 2015 at 7:49 am. Romans chapter 2. He makes up his own mind. But God isn’t so easily diverted. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 8-12 I thank God through Jesus for every one of you. That is what happened in baptism. 9-11 If you go against the grain, you get splinters, regardless of which neighborhood you’re from, what your parents taught you, what schools you attended. Merely hearing God’s law is a waste of your time if you don’t do what he commands. The Message Romans 12:2. The Message from God that I proclaim through Jesus Christ takes into account all these differences. Being a Jew won’t give you an automatic stamp of approval. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. (O) 9 There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil:(P) first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;(Q) 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you … His descent from David roots him in history; 4 his unique identity as Son of God was shown by the Spirit when Jesus was raised from the dead, … The day is coming when it’s going to blaze hot and high, God’s fiery and righteous judgment. 2 1-2 Those people are on a dark spiral downward. People everywhere keep telling me about your lives of faith, and every time I hear them, I thank him. Romans 2 Those people are on a dark spiral downward. Genesis 1:2 (Read all of Genesis 1) Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. Their response to God’s yes and no will become public knowledge on the day God makes his final decision about every man and woman. The reverse is also true: The uncircumcised who keep God’s ways are as good as the circumcised—in fact, better. Romans 2 God’s Righteous Judgment 1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But if you sin knowing full well what you’re doing, that’s a different story entirely. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Buy The Message of Romans: God's Good News For The World (The Bible Speaks Today New Testament) 1st Paperback Edition by Stott, John (ISBN: 9780851111438) from Amazon's Book Store. The line from Scripture, “It’s because of you Jews that the outsiders are down on God,” shows it’s an old problem that isn’t going to go away. If we’ve left the country where sin is sovereign, how can we still live in our old house there? While preaching “Don’t steal!” are you going to rob people blind? It takes one to know one. Romans 2 (The Message Bible) Genesis 4:21 (Read all of Genesis 4) His brother's name was Jubal, the ancestor of all who play the lyre and flute. The reverse is also true: The uncircumcised who keep God’s ways are as good as the circumcised—in fact, better. 2 Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3-4 You didn’t think, did you, that just by pointing your finger at others you would distract God from seeing all your misdoings and from coming down on you hard? 17-24 If you’re brought up Jewish, don’t assume that you can lean back in the arms of your religion and take it easy, feeling smug because you’re an insider to God’s revelation, a connoisseur of the best things of God, informed on the latest doctrines! "For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established." The Message from God that I proclaim through Jesus Christ takes into account all these differences. God is kind, but he’s not soft. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” Keep on sinning so God can keep on forgiving? I’m quite serious. Q & A Series: Please explain Romans 2:14-15 By Craig Bluemel ----- Original Message ----- From: Billy To: Craig Re: Romans 2:14-15 Dear Craig, Greetings in Jesus Name Brother! Who would suspect you? I’m quite serious. But if you embrace the way God does things, there are wonderful payoffs, again without regard to where you are from or how you were brought up. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Judgmental criticism of others is a well-known way of escaping detection in your own crimes and misdemeanors. Ted, thank you for your description of Paul as a zealous opponent of empire even before he became convinced of the Way of Jesus. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. 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