What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?
Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:
“That You may be justified in Your words,
And may overcome when You are judged.”
But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.) Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world?
For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? And why not say, “Let us do evil that good may come”?—as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.
Welcome back! I pray this study in Romans is profitable to you. Remember, if you want to discuss it, or have questions or comments – feel free! You can use the comments below on this page, or go to the about page for my email detail…. Moving on….
Firstly, we read that the Jews are a special people to God. He chose them to deliver His message to the world – and in the end, to be the bloodline of Jesus. He delivered to them the Law and the Prophets. He entrusted them with His way and truth. We could spend a lot of time here (and won’t today) – but God chose them to be His people.
Next, we can see that God is Faithful. Once he has made his choice – it is made. He made a commitment to the Jewish people that they would be His chosen people – and despite their unfaithfulness in return on many an occasion, He remained faithful to do what He promised. And that remains the same today – God remains faithful to us, to offer to us not only salvation, but to complete the work He has done in us (read Philippians 1:6 and 1 Corinthians 1:4-9). Don’t underestimate this one – it is a promise of God! It is something for you to hold on to – it means that God is faithful to complete what He has promised. Though you may not see it, realize it or know it, He has not just promised to work in your life – He is working in your life. And if you have already accepted Jesus into your life, he has promised He will complete that work in you – know that! It will be completed. God is faithful. Simple.
And lastly, we see that God is just. Dictionary.com lists it’s first definition of ‘just’ as – guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness. So – God is Guided by truth, reason, justice and fairness. Simply – He does what is right. So God is Just – and He will judge the world according to the Truth. To me this reads – I can trust God. I know that He will make the right decision – the just decision. I know that he will be fair, but in fairness judge by truth and righteousness. God does not change – He does not ‘flip flop’ around, He doesn’t change His mind – if it was sin before – it is sin now.
So. We can trust God – because He is faithful and just. That’s a promise we can all stand on.
God, I pray you will reveal to us your faithfulness in our lives. Teach us to trust you, to rely on you, and to know that you will complete what you have promised in our lives. In Jesus Name. Amen.