When I read God’s Word most times I am reading slowly, stopping to consider what I have just read, writing thoughts and meanings, looking up related Scripture, etc.
This week, however, I spent some time reading Scripture aloud as letters were probably read when delivered to their intended audience. I am thinking that as the letters were read they probably didn’t stop to break them down; they probably just read them straight through.
Going through methodically obviously has much value; but, I think reading straight through also has much value. It seems like the flow, and the intended impact really lands on the reader and listener when read in this way.
In reading Romans in this way, I was struck by the impact Romans 6 had on me; therefore, I intend to roll through Romans 6 and comment. This commentary certainly won’t be as deep is it would be if the chapter was dug into in a slow methodical way, but I am excited to see what comes of it….so, let’s go!
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?
The perfect question to ask since Paul just established, in chapter 5, that a person is saved by Grace through Faith. In other words, you can’t earn or deserve salvation, it is a free gift, grace, God giving you what you do