But if our unrighteousness highlights the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust to inflict His wrath on us? I am speaking in human terms.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 18:25
Far be it from You to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Will not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?"
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?
What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, has discovered?
But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
What then shall we say? Shall we continue in sin so that grace may increase?
I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to escalating wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness.
What then shall we say? Is the Law sin? By no means! Indeed, I would not have been mindful of sin if not for the Law. For I would not have been aware of coveting if the Law had not said, "Do not covet."
What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Absolutely not!
What then will we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;
1 Corinthians 9:8
Do I say this from a human perspective? Doesn't the Law say the same thing?
1 Corinthians 15:32
If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus for human motives, what did I gain? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
2 Corinthians 6:4
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships, and calamities;
2 Corinthians 7:11
Consider what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what zeal, what vindication! In every way you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
If I rebuild what I have already torn down, I prove myself to be a lawbreaker.
Brothers, let me put this in human terms. Even a human covenant, once it is ratified, cannot be canceled or amended.
Chapter Outline1. The Jews prerogative;
3. which they have not lost;
9. howbeit the law convinces them also of sin;
20. therefore no one is justified by the law;
28. but all, without difference, by faith, only;
31. and yet the law is not abolished.
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Romans 9:13, 14
Psalm 58:10, 11
Psalm 94:1, 2
Nahum 1:2, 6-8
2 Thessalonians 1:6-9
1 Corinthians 9:8
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