This term I’m studying Paul for one of my university classes, and as we’ll be starting off soon into Romans, I thought I’d take the chance to go back and read it again. Tonight I read Romans 1 (read it here). Some thoughts…

1v1 : We are slaves; we are not our own, we are bought at a price.
1v8 : Is our faith being known worldwide a suitable aim? It should never be the aim, but a result of faithfulness in the everyday choices. Brings with it greater scrutiny, perhaps greater need for accountability.
1v 11 : Is Paul being big-headed? The assumption that he can bring something they cannot get by themselves?
1v19-20 : Does this negate questions of ‘what about those who haven’t heard the gospel?’ Paul seems to be saying that everyone can/does know about God because they can see the created world.
1v25 : Wow, hard hitting. How often I do this.
1v32 : We know what we should do, but we just don’t DO it. There is such a dichotomy between what we say and what we do.

“They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.”

[ Romans 1:25 ]