- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Romans 2
God’s impartial Judgement.
Who are “You?” The singular you in verses 1-16, is not specific person but indicate all, universal people, who judge others based on their own moral standard while they are doing unrighteous things, and judge others by their appearance. God’s judgement comes to them. “You” are people who judge others by their moral superiority.
Jews are no exemption from God’s judgement. Even though they have the law of Moses, bragging themselves of having relationship to God, knowing the will of God, they are under the wrath of God when they broke the law, actually they did break the law. Apostle Paul write that all law breakers— Jews who broke the law of Moses, Gentiles who broke the law of conscience — are under the judgment of God.
In chapter 2, Apostle Paul explains the righteous God who judge impartially for unrighteous acts of people, both Jews and Gentiles, to make the point in the following chapters how God completed his righteousness through Jesus Christ. This is a prelude of his theology on the grace of God.
After Reading —- Reflection and prayer.
- Reflect on this question, “What does God speak to me today in this chapter?
- Pray that God’s word today be the way, the life, and the truth to you.
- Live it out through the day.