SCRIPTURES TO READ: Romans 2:1-11
THEREFORE you have no excuse, every one of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. 2 And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things. 3 But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? 5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS: 7 to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; 8 but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. 9 There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, 10 but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God.
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:
1. Why does Paul say that no one has an excuse to stand in judgement of others when it comes to practicing sin? (V1)
2. Whose judgement does Paul refer to in Vv2-5?
3. What warning does Paul give to these hypocritical and judgemental people of in v3?
4. In light of this impending judgement how does Paul appeal to these sinners to get right with God? (V4)
5. If sinners persist in their stubbornness and continue to resist God’s kindness to repent what remains for them? (V5)
6. How will God judge each person? (V6)
7. Identify the final outcomes that lie ahead for each person after God’s judgement of them and what the basis of those outcomes are? (Vv7-10)
8. Will God’s Judgement be fair and why? (V11)