9 reasons not to judge others. Romans 2:1-16

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Now, we tackle the second chapter of this beautiful epistle. Pablo will teach us that as well as the infidels were pointed out how guilty before God (1:18-32), also they are equal of those culprits who live morally well. We call these persons “moralists“, those that normally are thinking about without being “so bad persons” like others. About these it is said that:

  • They condemn the sin of others, but they deny his (v.3).
  • They apologize because they think that the sins that we had mentioned in the previous chapter, seem more serious and condemnable than theirs to them. East can be a good argument before the men but it is a thought very different from the truth that God will use when it judges them (v.2, 16). Their error takes root in comparing its sin with of the others but not with the God's holiness.
  • They end up by hardening its heart and despise God, pushing back its pardon (v.4, 5).
  • Finally, Pablo is going to appeal to its interior judge, the conscience (v.14-15). Our conscience has been given us by God. This one accuses us when we sin and the Holy Spirit uses it for redargüirnos of sin (Ro. 9:1).

On the March:

The beginning that we learn in this passage is the following one: "The best of the men is the sufficiently good thing before the God's eyes”

Do we believe that it is worse to say a rude word than to show an indifferent attitude? To beat than to speak contemptuously or to murmur? To kill that to disobey? Before God we all are guilty of sin.

Therefore, the Word up cheers us to stop judging some others to us. Instead of that, we must pay attention to our own lives. Here we leave to you nine reasons that the passage offers not to judge the others.

How to live well in a bad world. Rom. 1:25-32

Starting point:

Previously, Pablo had spoken to us on the gentiles and the way in which these pushed openly the God's glory back. For its position this would bring to them an eternal consequence due to the God's just judgment. But now, Pablo teaches us that that judgment is not the only bad consequence that they attract. But, in this world, they would be still provoking terrible damages like:

1. The degradation of the natural things:

  • The animals should be take care and dominated but now they are put by gods. (v.25)
  • The women changed the natural use into the one that is against nature. (v.26)
  • The men ignited in lust, committing made shameful men with men. (v.28)

2. The degradation of the character:

  • Dedicated to the dirtiness. (v.24)
  • Dedicated to shameful passions. (v.26)
  • Dedicated to a failed mind. (v.28)

5 things that we learn to the glance to the villains. Rom 1:18-25

 Starting point:

Previously, Pablo had demonstrated its sincere commitment to us with: Christ's person, the service to the church, and its preaching to the incredulous ones. We had observed also, that its need for a more and more fervent service for the souls was a product of its values like Christian and of its deep sensibility with what it would happen to the persons who die without Christ. Some persons might object Pablo thinking that they are not “so bad” as to have anything of that to repent. The Jews were religious, they had the sacred Writing and he was progeny of the elected people so they had to of feeling very safe, the Greeks had its “wise philosophies” and they were moralists, “good persons” to their own eyes.

So in this opportunity, Pablo will recount to the just person God's judgment on the entire humanity. And that none of these groups has anything so special as to gain him the sky. On the contrary, Pablo will say to them that none will be able to justify himself, somehow, before the God's big judgment.

Pablo will start by speaking about the gentiles, who are accused of:

  1. To stop the truth with injustice. v.18
  2. To admit neither nor to glorify God although they had evidence sufficient for it. v.19-21a
  3. Not to give Thanks to God. v.21b
  4. Envanecerse in its false knowledge, becoming real idiots. v.21c-22
  5. To change the God's glory into the cult to the creatures. v.23-25

Liberate you of the debt! Romanos1:14-18

 Starting point

Now we will tackle the part in which Pablo expresses its deep desire to come up to Rome. For its position Pablo was not longing for a few dreamed holidays, but rather he wanted to go after Christ's sleep. This is not a mere capricious desire, but rather a need in its being.

  1. Pablo is considered to be a debtor for with the persons whom it still could not have taught, in a personal and deep way, the mysteries of the gospel. Pablo did not have special preference certainly group of persons to teach, be wise or not wise, kind or Jewish, he was feeling equal debtor with all (v.14).
  2. It is interesting to notice that Pablo wants to communicate the gospel to a group of persons that it includes also to believers in Christ. The gospel for Pablo was not only a salvation bulletin for faith to the lost ones but also an experience for faith for the believers (v.15, 17b).
  3. The urgency that Pablo was feeling for communicating the gospel to all the persons, was obeying its deep comprehension and sensibility for with the weight of this message on the lives of the persons: Salvation or condemnation (v.16-18).

COLLABORATING IN THE GROWTH OF OTHERS. Rom.1:8-13

Starting point

This time vowners to center our look on the service that Pablo was ready to drink to the believers of Rome:

  1. Ready to pray for them heartily. (v.8, 9).
  2. Ready to visit them and to deepen its communion. (v.10, 13)
  3. Ready to give them help to confirm its gifts (v.11)
  4. Ready to comfort to its hearts. (v.12)

On the March

When Pablo was thinking about a commitment with the gospel that not only he was thinking of attesting the incredulous ones but also, in equal force, ministrar to the believers and helping them to develop in the service Christ. This understood: To interyield and to thank for them in prayer, to visit them, to feed them with the God's word and to involve them in the service. By means of Pablo's example we can understand three important things as beginning for today:

  • To serve in the gospel not only is to testify to the world but to collaborate for the growth of every believer.

Compromised with the Gospel. Rom.1:1-7

 Starting point

The central topic of the letter to the Romans is the gospel and what this one does in the life of a person. Pablo begins this letter reporting its personal commitment with what he wants to transmit.

  1. First it mentions that it was separated for the gospel (v.1).
  2. Also he says to us that the center of its message is the person of Christ Jesus (v.3). This affirmation is endorsed by the Writing (v.2) and by God on having resuscitated it of between the dead persons (v.4).
  3. Jesus, the central person of the gospel, granted him the grace and the department, to take the gospel to all the nations (v.5). Part of the nations that must be reached was the Romans to whom he writes (v.6, 7).

On the March

To come to Rome with the gospel was the summit of Pablo's department. Across this we can understand at least two important things:

  • Christ's desire that its message comes up to the last person.

Praise in difficulty time. Psalm 103

Definitely, it is very agreeable to read something like this in the Writing:

He is who excuses all your iniquities,
He that cures all your ailments;
He that rescues of the hole your life,
He that crowns you with favors and compassion;

He that satisfies of good your mouth
So that you rejuvenate yourself like the eagle.
(Sal.103:3-4)

There is a large number of Christians who usually say: These promises are really beautiful but I do not see them reflected in my life very often that we say.

The answer can be in the following point:

Most of the times that we read a passage like this one, we tend to center our attention on the engaged blessings and not so much on the Person who grants the blessings. But let's not forget that this psalm starts by saying: "It blesses my Soul to Jehovah” the most important attention is put on God.

When we get accustomed to centring our look on the blessings, more that in God, it is natural that then we already do not see them. We begin to consider things that are not blessings as if they them were and to do everything for reaching them. At the same time we begin to look at the real blessings as if they them were not, and usually call them of different forms as: Afflictions, difficulties, tests, struggles, etc. We end up losing the forces, feeling despondency and taking a lukewarm life.

Most of psalms as this one have been written in moments of a lot of suffering. Nevertheless, in these, one does not stop blessing God. We also can learn to bless God as he it is deserved:

First: He recognizes God's attributes for which trusting in him, like:

  1. He is holy. (v.1)
  2. He is perdonador. (v.3a)
  3. He is sanador. (v.3b)
  4. He is full of grace. (vv.4,5)
  5. He is just. (v.6)
  6. He is compassionate. (vv.7-11)
  7. He is compassionate. (vv.12-16)

A WISE GAIT. Efesios 5:15-21

First of all, we are going to remember the areas of our life in which the God's Knowledge can help us. The knowledge is to our scope:
  1. To glorify God (Ef.3:10);
  2. To realize the service with excellence (Hch.6:3);
  3. To face the opposition (Hch.6:10);
  4. to teach and to exhort the brother (Col.3:16);
  5. To spend successfully the tests (Stg.1:2-5);
  6. To have good conducta and good works (Stg.3:13-15);

SANTIAGO 5 – “THE HOPE OF THE FAITH”

The practical life of a Christian is characterized for being a life of faith and hope. But human beings, the believers can fall down in the tremendous error of placing its one's trust in earthly things rather than in the God's person.

According to Santiago, there is an enormous consequences difference on having deposited our hope in the earthly life or on having deposited it in God.

THE HOPE IN THE EARTHLY THING (Stg.5:1-4).

1. It brings Misery to the life.

"!!We go now, rich! Cry and howl for the miseries that will come to you" v.1

2. He hides the spiritual reality.

Your wealths are rotted, and your clothes are eaten of moth. Your gold and silver are rusty" v.2

3. It is a Cause of damage to the others.