Through the Bible, October 10

Reading: Romans 11 Summary: This (the fact that few from Israel will be saved—see the introduction to October 9 reading of Romans 9-10) does not mean God has rejected Israel. Some of them have received precisely what God wants all to have, though they are few. Paul depicts it as …

Through the Bible, October 9

Reading: Romans 9-10 Summary: Paul’s deep desire is that all of his Jewish brethren might be saved, as they believe they are.  Yet God’s sovereign choice is that the “children of the promise” will be saved, not the “children of the flesh.” That is, God has chosen that those who …

Through the Bible, October 8

Reading: Romans 8 Summary: The life we have in Christ Jesus—being freed from condemnation—is by the Spirit. Therefore, our lives are lived by the Spirit, not by the flesh. It is true that this fleshly existence is one marked by suffering, futility, and groaning. Yet, we anticipate being freed from …

Through the Bible, October 7

Reading: No scheduled reading Thoughts and Reflections: Today is the first built in day with no scheduled reading to allow you to catch up if need be. You can use today to go back and cover some readings where you may have fallen behind—it happens. Otherwise, below are some thoughts …

Through the Bible, October 5

October 5: Romans 5-6 Summary: Because of what God has done through Jesus Christ, we may have peace with Him by faith.  This also demonstrates God’s great love for us because He acted on our behalf while we were yet sinners, at enmity with Him. Death came and passed to …

Through the Bible, October 4

Reading: Romans 4 Summary: Of course, those who struggled greatly with Paul’s message were Jewish Christians. They had long been taught that their justification rested upon their genealogy as Abraham’s descendants and keepers of God’s Law. Paul sets out to show that Abraham’s justification was by faith as a demonstration …

Through the Bible, October 3

Reading: Romans 3 Summary: It must be known that all humanity is unrighteous and in need of justification. Those who think and believe otherwise are wrong. But how in the world can a righteous God justify unrighteous humanity?  That is the issue, that is the “$64,000 question,” as they say. …

Through the Bible, October 2

October 2: Romans 2 Summary: Contrasted with man’s unrighteousness is the righteousness of God.  What is more, those two realities are what bring about God’s judgment.  It is inescapable. Further, it cannot be missed that being in possession of God’s Law is no protection from that judgment. Being a recipient …