The Book of Romans: The Good News of God
Responding to the Righteousness and Kindness of God
The Character of God
* God is holy and righteous.
For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29
* God is loving and kind.
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, Titus 3:4
1. Choose compassion over condemnation.
How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye. Luke 6:42
2. Choose repentance over rationalization.
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
3. Choose eternal life over eternal wrath.
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. John 5:11–12