Mo 8/7Tu 8/8We 8/9Th 8/10Fr 8/11Sa 8/12Su 8/13
Judg. 21
Acts 25
Ruth 1
Acts 26
Ruth 2
Acts 27
Ruth 3–4
Acts 28
1 Sam. 1
Rom. 1
1 Sam. 2
Rom. 2
1 Sam. 3
Rom. 3

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Matthew Henry writes, “If we may compare scripture with scripture, and take the opinion of some devout and pious persons, in the Old Testament David’s Psalms, and in the New Testament Paul’s Epistles, are stars of the first magnitude, that differ from the other stars in glory … The epistle to the Romans is placed first, not because of the priority of its date, but because of the superlative excellency of the epistle, it being one of the longest and fullest of all, and perhaps because of the dignity of the place to which it is written.”

The basic theme of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans is salvation—a salvation based on the righteousness of God which results in eternal life when received by faith. The thesis of the letter is found in 1:16–17: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘But the righteous man shall live by faith.’”

VERSES TO MEDITATE ON

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.”
—Romans 1:16–17

HOW TO PRAY

  • Adoration – “But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets” (Romans 3:21).
  • Confession – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
  • Thanksgiving – “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world” (Romans 1:8).
  • Supplication – “For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law” (Romans 3:28).

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This post by Paul Belcher

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

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