One Standard Fits All

October 13th, 2014

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Romans 2:1-16

It is human nature to hold different standards for those we love than for those we hardly know. We give a little extra grace to those we love when they fail; we give less grace to strangers. All such human measurement is subjective and based upon how we are connected with others.

Not so with God; He shows no favoritism (v. 11). Romans 2 remind us that throughout their history, God gave His chosen people many opportunities to understand His will and heart. Conversely, the Gentiles knew very little about Him and had little opportunity to fully understand His will and heart. But that difference in knowledge does not mean that God was unfair; rather, He leveled the playing field by giving everyone the opportunity to respond to what they had been given.

Trouble and distress await those who fail to act upon the grace they have received (v. 9), but glory, honor and peace await those who live out the grace they have received (v. 10). What part of the imprinted grace of God is in your heart and hands?

Author: Matthew Thomas

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One Response to “One Standard Fits All”

  1. Angie Cosma Says:

    October 17th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Thank you for reminding me of living out the grace that God has given me. Especially making expectations on others assuming since they go to church they act accoraccordingly. I have more patience with those who are not in grace outside of church than I do with those who know God`s grace and refuse to respond to it. Me included. This is what God is working in me now.

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