You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law.
This whole chapter seems to highlight not only the Jews but also my desperate need for a saviour. It’s a stark reminder to remember that once I was not only lost but blind. An enemy of Christ attempting to save myself. Or as CS Lewis puts it, “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.”
Romans chapter 2 sets me up for a fail and brings me to the end of myself. To that place where I need to turn to someone for help, a saviour, namely Jesus Christ. Even the first verse, ‘Therefore you have no excuse, O Man” This quickly brings me into confrontation with my own failings and reminds me of the amazing grace I have found in Christ. Once I was blind, now I see. Once I was lost, now I am found! Praise God!
Thank you Jesus for taking my place and the punishment I deserve. What joy and freedom I get to experience having turned to you as Lord and master of my life. Thank you for your Word which so quickly reminds me of the amazing victory you have won at the cross and the adventure of faith I now get to live as I look forward to the Day approaching. I have been ambushed by grace. What a great sinner I am, and yet what a great saviour you are. I surrender to you Jesus!