Summarize what you read in one paragraph:
Paul wrote a letter to the Romans telling them that God sent him as a servant to tell the good news of the gospel that was preached long ago. This good news is about Jesus Christ our Lord. Paul goes on to tell of Jesus’ death and how the Holy Spirit raised Jesus from the dead. Paul then stated that God loves them and he has chosen them to be His people. However, in order to live as God’s people, they are given instructions: live by faith and be righteous. He goes on to talk about the sinful nature of man and that God will show wrath on those who do not follow his instructions.
What is one key verse?
Romans 2:1 – “Therefore you have no excuse, o man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.”
How does what you read change your vision of God?
My vision of God remains intact: He is just. It is fair for Christians to be called to sacrifice and to be judged by God if we do not do as we are called.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
What is most important about this reading is to be consistent in self-reflection. We must always remember that we are no different from those outside of God’s family – I mean we are not better or more special. We are frail and prone to sin. We must consistently work to be all that God has called us to be whether we feel like it or not.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
Continuously working to be a better example of Christ’s sacrifice and love will be the focus of each day.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
This passage reminds me of the example of Jesus when he meets the woman at the well who was living with a man who wasn’t her husband. He didn’t make her feel bad about her life choices; he offered her love and a way out.