Creation Groans!

Romans 8:19- “ For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.  NKJV There are so many truths in Romans that I sometimes wonder if I should just skip a few of them and move on. Such was my thought as I read verses 18-25 of the 8th chapter.Continue reading “Creation Groans!”

Is the Law Sin?

Romans 7:7 – What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” In verse 4 of chapter 7, Paul tells the believers in the Roman church that theyContinue reading “Is the Law Sin?”

Good Versus Evil!

Romans 7:5 – “For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.” NKJV I’ve been contemplating this chapter for years, as have many. And for some reason, when I read chapter 7, I walk away with an entirelyContinue reading “Good Versus Evil!”

Dead to Sin!

 Romans 6: 12-13- Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself toContinue reading “Dead to Sin!”

Adam and Christ!

Romans 5:19 – “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” Life and death have co-existed since the days of Adam. After the serpent did a number on them, they experienced death for the first time; but ever since that day, it isContinue reading “Adam and Christ!”

Christ in Our Place

Romans 5:8- But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. NKJV There is something incredibly humbling to realize that Jesus’ death on the cross was not an act of violence, but an act of love! As impossible as it may seem, although He did itContinue reading “Christ in Our Place”

Triumph by Faith!

Romans 5:1-2 “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Paul has spent a great deal of time in this letter addressing righteousness by faith rather than by works.Continue reading “Triumph by Faith!”

Faith in Operation!

Romans 4:17- “(As it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did” NKJV Paul continues his argument, defending the truth that Abraham was a man of faith, and didContinue reading “Faith in Operation!”

Circumcision or Faith?

Romans 4:11- And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also” NKJV Paul has spent a lot of timeContinue reading “Circumcision or Faith?”

His Credit is Good!

Romans 4:3- “For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” NKJV Paul concludes chapter 3, as we would reference this part of the letter, with these words: “Since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. Do we then make void the law throughContinue reading “His Credit is Good!”