faithfulness

God’s Faithfulness
1What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? 2Much in every way! First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God.

3What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God’s faithfulness? 4Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar. As it is written:”So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.”[a]

5But if our unrighteousness brings out God’s righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.) 6Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world? 7Someone might argue, “If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?” 8Why not say—as we are being slanderously reported as saying and as some claim that we say—”Let us do evil that good may result”? Their condemnation is deserved.

Romans 2 was a very in depth discussion about faith and sin, specifically directed at Jews. Paul is great at asking rhetorical questions to draw the reader in. Paul points out that while Jesus was for everyone, the advantage of being Jewish is that the Jews were entrusted with the words of God. Verse 3 talks about how just because some of us lack faith, doesn’t mean that God is not faithful.

Verses 5 through 8 really tackle a question that I find kind of amusing – a sort of immature mentality of “Dude, me looking bad only makes God look so much better!” – but that totally misses the point!!

It seems to be that no matter what our unfaithfulness, God is always faithful and always true.

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