SCRIPTURES TO READ: Romans 2:17-24
17 But if you bear the name “Jew” and rely upon the Law and boast in God, 18 and know His will and approve the things that are essential, being instructed out of the Law, 19 and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, 20 a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the immature, having in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth, 21 you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal? 22 You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonour God? 24 For “THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU,” just as it is written.
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:
1. Paul specifically addresses the Jewish person now. What did a professing Jew place their confidence in? (V17)
2. How did the Jewish person demonstrate their confidence in the law? (Vv18-20)
3. In Vv21-23 Paul reveals the hypocrisy of the professing Jew. Name three ways in which the professing Jew that Paul is addressing broke God’s law and in the process dishonoured God.
4. What was the gravest consequence on the Jews hypocrisy? (V24)