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Romans 2:10

Rom 2:1-29

Two things are presented here with respect to God; His judgment against evil — the evil-doer shall not escape (the real difference of right and wrong would be maintained by judgment); and His mercy, patience, and long-suffering with regard to the evil-doer — His goodness inviting him to repentance. He who continued in evil deceived himself by trying to forget the sure judgment of God and by despising His goodness.  The consequences, both of a life opposed to God and to His truth on the one hand, and of the search after that which is pleasing to Him, and thereby for eternal life on the other, were sure — tribulation and anguish in the one case, in the other glory and Honor; and that without more respect to the Jews than to the Gentiles.

God judged things according to their true moral character, and according to the advantages which the guilty one had enjoyed.  [9] Those who had sinned without law should perish without law, and those who had sinned under the law should be judged according to the law, in the day when God should judge the secrets of the heart according to the gospel which Paul preached.  This character of the judgment is very important. It is not the government of the world by an earthly and outward judgment, as the Jew understood it, but that of the individual according to God's knowledge of the heart.

Also God would have realities.  The Gentile who fulfilled the law was better than a Jew who broke it. If he called himself a Jew and acted ill (Rom_2:17), he only dishonored God, and caused His name to be blasphemed among the Gentiles whilst boasting in his privileges.  He then enlarges on the point that God requires moral reality, and that a Gentile who did that which the law demanded was better worth than a Jew who disobeyed it, and that the real Jew was he who had the law in his heart, being circumcised also in the spirit, and not he who had only outward circumcision.  This was a condition which God could praise, and not man only.

Note #9
How strikingly this also brings out what so breaks everywhere through the doctrine of this epistle that everything is according to its reality before God, God being revealed through Christ and the cross.  All must take its true character and result according to what He was. Note moreover that the terms suppose gospel knowledge — "seek for glory, Honor, and incorruptibility." These are known by Christianity. 

"but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." NASB

"But glory, Honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:" KJV

"But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile." NLT

"but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, for the Jew first and also the Greek." NET

What a stark contrast to the previous verse.  From affliction and distress to blessing. Peace as opposed to tribulation.  Approbation to honor.  No wonder our hearts give thanks with every breath!  No wonder an eternal melody plays within our soul!  No wonder we can "walk and not faint."  What blessings abound in our lives that we can see and even more the blessings we cannot see nor even understand.  But even if there are no warm feelings of bliss the truth of God remains forever. All who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ are His.

But glory, honor, and peace - While the finally impenitent Jew and Gentile shall experience the fullest effects of the righteous indignation of the supreme Judge, even man that worketh good - that lives in a conscientious obedience to the known will of God, whether he be Jew or Gentile, shall have glory, honor, and peace; i.e. eternal blessedness.  Dr. Adam Clarke

But glory, Honor, and peace,.... Which are so many words for the everlasting happiness of the saints; which is a "crown of glory that fadeth not away" 1Peter 5:4); an Honor exceeding that of the greatest potentates upon earth, since such that enjoy it will be kings and priests, and sit with Christ on his throne to all eternity; and is a peace that passes all understanding: all which will be rendered

to every man that doth good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile; which none without Christ, and his grace, and by the strength of nature, does, or can do; not that good works are causes of salvation, but are testimonies of faith, and fruits of grace, with which salvation is connected, whether they be found in Jews or Gentiles; for neither grace nor salvation are peculiar to any nation, or set of people.  Dr. John Gill

But glory - Just opposite to "wrath," from the divine approbation. Honor - Opposite to "indignation," by the divine appointment; and peace now and for ever, opposed to tribulation and anguish.  John Wesley

Romans 2:10

Rom 2:1-29

Two things are presented here with respect to God; His judgment against evil — the evil-doer shall not escape (the real difference of right and wrong would be maintained by judgment); and His mercy, patience, and long-suffering with regard to the evil-doer — His goodness inviting him to repentance. He who continued in evil deceived himself by trying to forget the sure judgment of God and by despising His goodness.  The consequences, both of a life opposed to God and to His truth on the one hand, and of the search after that which is pleasing to Him, and thereby for eternal life on the other, were sure — tribulation and anguish in the one case, in the other glory and Honor; and that without more respect to the Jews than to the Gentiles.

God judged things according to their true moral character, and according to the advantages which the guilty one had enjoyed.  [9] Those who had sinned without law should perish without law, and those who had sinned under the law should be judged according to the law, in the day when God should judge the secrets of the heart according to the gospel which Paul preached.  This character of the judgment is very important. It is not the government of the world by an earthly and outward judgment, as the Jew understood it, but that of the individual according to God's knowledge of the heart.

Also God would have realities.  The Gentile who fulfilled the law was better than a Jew who broke it. If he called himself a Jew and acted ill (Rom_2:17), he only dishonored God, and caused His name to be blasphemed among the Gentiles whilst boasting in his privileges.  He then enlarges on the point that God requires moral reality, and that a Gentile who did that which the law demanded was better worth than a Jew who disobeyed it, and that the real Jew was he who had the law in his heart, being circumcised also in the spirit, and not he who had only outward circumcision.  This was a condition which God could praise, and not man only.

Note #9
How strikingly this also brings out what so breaks everywhere through the doctrine of this epistle that everything is according to its reality before God, God being revealed through Christ and the cross.  All must take its true character and result according to what He was. Note moreover that the terms suppose gospel knowledge — "seek for glory, Honor, and incorruptibility." These are known by Christianity. 

"but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." NASB

"But glory, Honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:" KJV

"But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile." NLT

"but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, for the Jew first and also the Greek." NET

What a stark contrast to the previous verse.  From affliction and distress to blessing. Peace as opposed to tribulation.  Approbation to honor.  No wonder our hearts give thanks with every breath!  No wonder an eternal melody plays within our soul!  No wonder we can "walk and not faint."  What blessings abound in our lives that we can see and even more the blessings we cannot see nor even understand.  But even if there are no warm feelings of bliss the truth of God remains forever. All who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ are His.

But glory, honor, and peace - While the finally impenitent Jew and Gentile shall experience the fullest effects of the righteous indignation of the supreme Judge, even man that worketh good - that lives in a conscientious obedience to the known will of God, whether he be Jew or Gentile, shall have glory, honor, and peace; i.e. eternal blessedness.  Dr. Adam Clarke

But glory, Honor, and peace,.... Which are so many words for the everlasting happiness of the saints; which is a "crown of glory that fadeth not away" 1Peter 5:4); an Honor exceeding that of the greatest potentates upon earth, since such that enjoy it will be kings and priests, and sit with Christ on his throne to all eternity; and is a peace that passes all understanding: all which will be rendered

to every man that doth good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile; which none without Christ, and his grace, and by the strength of nature, does, or can do; not that good works are causes of salvation, but are testimonies of faith, and fruits of grace, with which salvation is connected, whether they be found in Jews or Gentiles; for neither grace nor salvation are peculiar to any nation, or set of people.  Dr. John Gill

But glory - Just opposite to "wrath," from the divine approbation. Honor - Opposite to "indignation," by the divine appointment; and peace now and for ever, opposed to tribulation and anguish.  John Wesley



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