Essay on Paul Longs Of The Romans

1365 Words Sep 8th, 2014 6 Pages
Paul longs to be in Rome and writes to the Romans as their minister who is not ashamed of the Gospel. Paul proclaims the Grace that comes from recognizing sin in humanity and transformation that occurs through the Spirit enriching his unmerited favor. This is the goodness of God. The Romans will hear the gospel from Paul in this precious letter revealing the righteousness of God. Oh how Paul loves the Romans!
Paul describes what we easy can observe from our tangible surroundings all that God has made and we our "without excuse" of the knowledge of God. Paul has clearly set up our need for God that the law cannot provide. To Know God is not enough. We must internalize, take in, soak in, and live in obedience the riches provided through a relationship of the living God. Eugene Peterson writes, "Readers become what they read. If Holy Scripture is to be something other than mere gossip about God, it must be internalized." Knowing God cannot save us from the deep sin that has made a home in our inmost being. Sin has power over all people.
Paul speaks to the Romans "There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away; they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." (NIV) Therefore, however or whatever means we may try to use to declare ourselves good and righteous before God is futile. Paul confirms the Gentiles, the ones that did not practice Jewish law and the Jews who have lived there…

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