Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Judgment of God

He will render to each one according to his works: 7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8 but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. 9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, 10 but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. 11 For God shows no partiality.  Romans 2:6-11

1. The inescapable nature of God’s judgment: Romans 2:6

– God’s certain act of judgment: Eccl. 12:14, Isa. 3:10

– God’s certain act of rendering what is deserved as individuals: Ps. 62:12, Matt. 16:27, 2 Cor. 5:10, Rev. 20:12, Rev. 22:12

2. The standard for God’s judgment: Rom. 2:6-8

– According to acceptable works before God – the believer: Rom. 2:7

a. Faithful works: Matt. 25:21, 23, Matt. 25:31-40, Eph. 2:8-10, Titus 2:11-14

b. Heavenly-motivated works: Rom. 2:7, John 17:24

– According to unacceptable works – the unbeliever: Rom. 2:8-9

a. Self-seeking: A life of selfishness: 2 Tim. 3:1-5

b. Disobedience: A life of disobedience to God’s Word: 1 John 3:10, 2 Thess. 1:8

3. The outcomes from God’s judgment

– Conscious and relational knowledge of God with joy: Rom. 2:7, John 17:13, Rev. 21:3

– Conscious and horrific separation from God with pain: Rom. 2:8-9, Matt. 25:41-46, Luke 19-30

4. The fairness in God’s judgment: Rom. 2:11, Acts 10:34, Gal. 2:6, Eph. 6:9