07.31.2015 New Testament: Rom 1.15–19
To read the Bible in a year, read Romans 1 on July 31, In the year of our Lord 2015
By Don Ruhl
Paul declared that he was a debtor to all people. Therefore, he was ready to fulfill his obligation to them in this manner,
So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also (Romans 1.15).
Why was he in debt to all people? What made him eager to preach the gospel to the people in Rome? Listen to what he said further,
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1.16–17).
He knew that the Gospel of Christ would save anyone who believed it. However, from what would they be saved? Listen to the apostle speak further,
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them (Romans 1.18–19).
The wrath of God is on its way against anyone who suppresses the truth, because we can all know that there is a God, but some people wish to suppress that soul-saving truth. Be saved from the wrath of God! Believe the Good News about Jesus of Nazareth that He will save you from that wrath!