16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
These two verses are introducing themes which Paul will unpack for the rest of his letter to the Christians in Rome. The good news about Jesus is also to be found in Jesus. It is a message of how God is putting everything right in and through Jesus. There are three great features to what God is doing we should not miss, they are: Justice, Sanctification and Justification. In other words God in Christ is going to make sure that everyone everywhere receives justice, that God will have a people for himself which you and I can be part of and that God is going to take care of our biggest problems from the past so we can be free to pursue His best for us today and tomorrow. The rest of this letter give the details . . . can’t wait to find out!
P.S. Go back and review the summary of Romans at https://thebibleproject.com/explore/romans/. Send this link to a friend! (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray for those who are spiritually lost that they may surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ and receive salvation in His name.