Romans, one of my very favorite books of the Bible. Every time I read it I’m taken back to my Bible College days when I received the revelation of God’s immense love for me and who I could be if I accepted that love. Chapter 8 keeps on wrecking me every single time and oh Romans 12.. this one keeps helping me to stay refreshed, aware and focused. These are just 2 examples of the MANY things that have happened to me while studying the book of Romans.
So you might wonder why Romans’ in December? Well, the book of Romans has all to do with Christmas even though the Nativity story is not a part of it. The primary theme running through Paul’s letter to the Romans is the revelation of God’s righteousness in His plan for salvation, what the Bible calls the gospel:
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)
Here’s one thing I can promise to you. Christmas will mean way more to you after you study the book of Romans. Trust me! You will understand why He is called a the Savior, the Truth and the King!
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