QT – Romans 2

Vs. 11, “For God does not show favoritism.”  Paul reminds the Jews and all of us that God’s judgment is righteous.  That He judges not with favoritism, but with justness.  The Jews thought they held the favored status, but it isn’t what you are born into…it is your faith and deeds that will bring God’s grace.  We are also reminded to practice what we preach.  To be a doer not a sayer.

Regarding application…Inside of the Heart.  Vs. 29, “No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart…”  It’s all about starting from the inside out.  We need our hearts circumcised and the spirit of God to cut into our hearts.  Each day that we live without turning to the Lord, our hearts get a little harder.  Thank God that we have His Word to help us keep our hearts soft!