For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God..Romans 2:28-29
Paul has been arguing in the first two chapters of Romans, that both Gentile and Jew are sinners, and liable to the wrath of God. Having a highly developed moral sense is not the same as being Righteous before God. Knowing the law, being taught of God, and being religious as opposed to being godless has its advantages, but before the bar of God’s justice all fall short.
Paul addressed the false confidence that the Jews in particular held, “resting in the Law” , and confident that they “were guides to the blind and ignorant”, not realizing…
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