Power of the Law – Romans 7

Read the Passage: Romans 7 General Illustration (7:1–6) In Romans 6, Paul began his explanation about sanctification by addressing those who might object to his teaching on justification by faith […]

Sin and Righteousness – Romans 6

Read the Passage: Romans 6 Dead to Sin (6:1–14) Having explained the doctrine of justification in Rom. 3:21–5:21, beginning in Rom. 6:1 Paul unfolds the doctrine of sanctification as he […]

Faith and Salvation – Romans 4:13–5:21

Read the Passage: Romans 4:13–5:21 Abraham’s Faith (4:13–25) In Rom. 4:1–12 Paul had appealed to two important Old Testament figures—namely, Abraham and David—to show that salvation has always been by […]

Condemnation of Mankind – Romans 2:12–29

Read the Passage: Romans 2:12-29 Condemned by Conscience (2:12–16) In Rom. 2:12–16 Paul is primarily addressing the spiritual state of Gentiles—that is, those who are “without [the written] law” (Rom. […]

Righteous Judgment – Romans 1:18–2:11

Read the Passage: Romans 1:18–2:11 Wrath of God (1:18–23) After declaring in Rom. 1:17 that “the righteousness of God is revealed from faith,” in Rom. 1:18 Paul notes that “the […]

Romans: Introduction – Romans 1:1–17

Read the Passage: Romans 1:1-17 Authorship and Date: The book of Romans was written by the apostle Paul, and this letter stands at the forefront of his thirteen epistles (or […]

Trusting in God – Psalm 146

Read the Passage: Psalm 146 Misplaced Trust (146:1–4) This Psalm contains no superscription; thus, we cannot be sure who wrote it or of the exact context of the Psalm. Many […]

Protection from Evil – Psalm 141

Read the Passage: Psalm 141 Prayer for Haste (141:1–2) Psalm 141 is one of the 75 psalms (out of 150 in the Book of Psalms) that David wrote. While the […]

God’s Perfect Knowledge – Psalm 139

Read the Passage: Psalm 139 God’s Omniscience (139:1–6) In Ps. 139:1–4, by way of retrospective thought, David states God’s comprehensive, perfect, and complete knowledge of him. In this passage David […]