Written on Our Hearts

If your heart is to please God continually, you will find honor and glory and eternal life (Romans 2:7 by Frank Ball).

Romans Chapter 2 – by Frank Ball
Romans Chapter 2 – in Da Jesus Book
In Your Bible: Romans Chapter 2

Do not to think God’s kindness is weakness. Sifting through Romans, I want to extract (and spend more time on) the edifying messages Paul has for us, amidst his warnings.

Live to Please God

Paul points out that the believer in Christ needs to continually aim at pleasing God – and not judge or condemn others. God sees all things and makes no mistakes in judging what [all] people do (Romans 2:2b,c by Frank Ball).

Believers need to have the true goal in mind. Yes, affliction, troubles, and pain fall upon everyone. “But, glory, honor, and peace belong to everyone who does well. This is true without regard to nationality or heritage or social class, because God judges all people by the same standard” (Romans 2:10,11 by Frank Ball). Jesus is the standard… What Would Jesus Do?

Written on Our Hearts

The knowledge of right and wrong is written on hearts, not paper, blogs, or eBooks. People’s own conscience either condemn or commend their deeds. One day, through Jesus Christ, God will judge that which has been hidden – our thoughts and motives in secret behavior (Romans 2:15,16 by Frank Ball).

This Bible passage (in Hawaiian Pidgin) reads like this: Da peopo dat not Jews, dey donno dat God’s Rules stay. But if get peope dat by demself do jalike God’s Rules say, but dey dono dat da Rules stay ack jalike dey get um. Dea heart tell dem bout wat dey doing. Wen dey go tink wat say right an wat stay wrong, den dey figga (Romans 2:14,15 Da Jesus Book).

Prayer: Father, guide my heart daily to what you want. Help me please you in all I do.

Questions: What do you feel when you read that a believer must live to please God? Knowing there are different religions, do you think it’s possible that all mankind has the knowledge of right and wrong in their hearts?