Romans

Regard for good things

Romans 12;17

Respect what is intrinsically proper and honest.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 12:17.

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Divine Retribution

Romans12;19

The wrath of God is not an impulsive outburst of anger aimed capriciously at people whom God does not like.  It is the settled, determined response of a righteous God against sin.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 1:18 and 12:19.

All are accountable to God.

Romans 3;19

Those under the law are every unredeemed human being.  Jews received the written law through Moses (Romans 3:2), and Gentiles have the works of the law written on their hearts (Romans 2:15), so that both groups are accountable to God.  There is no defense against the guilty verdict God pronounces on the entire human race.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 3:19.

No Fear

Romans 3;18

Man’s true spiritual condition is nowhere more clearly seen than in the absence of a proper submission to and reverence for God.  Biblical fear for God consists of : 1) awe of His greatness and glory, and 2) dread of the results of violating that holy nature (Proverbs 9:10; 16:6; Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 11:30).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 3:18.

Justified

Romans 5;9

Justified-to be declared righteous, by His blood-through His violent, substitutionary death.  Christ bore the full fury of God’s wrath in the believing sinner’s place, and there is none left for him (see Romans 8:1, and 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 3:24; 5:9.