A Study Through Paul’s Epistle to the Romans notes by Tim Hegg
• Paul’s mission: “… to bring about the obedience of faith among all the
Gentiles for His name’s sake” 1:5
Paul’s teaching in the previous context:
– The gospel is the power of God resulting in salvation to those who
accept it by faith.
– All are in need of salvation because all, Jew and Gentile, are guilty
~ This is obvious with regard to the Gentiles because of their immorality and idolatry.
~ But it is equally true of Jewish people who, though religious, fail
to live out what they know is true.
• Our present text continues Paul’s words to the Jewish community
regarding their need of salvation.
• Paul is, therefore, addressing Jews in our text, not Gentiles.
…being manifested that you are a letter of Messiah, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. (2Cor 3:3)
… Who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit giveslife. (2Cor 3:6)