A Day of Anger is Coming

Series: Recalibrate | Week 2: Don't Bow to the Counterfeit

Day Five Romans 2:5-11

Pray: Invite God into your time and ask Him to speak to you, then read the passage.

5 But because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 He will judge everyone according to what they have done. 7 He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers. 8 But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness. 9 There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. 10 But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism. – Romans 2:5-11 (NLT)

Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.
1. What are we doing when we refuse to repent or turn from our sin (verse 5)?
2. Who will God judge (verse 6)?
3. Who will be declared “not guilty” according to verses 7 and 10? Does any human being do this perfectly?

Respond: Use the Respond section of your journal to answer the following application prompts.
1. What does this passage teach me about God?
2. How does this aspect of His character change my view of self and others?
3. What should I do in response and when?

For Further Learning:
A Closer Look at the Meaning of Romans 2:7

For Families with Kids at Home:
While we’re not saved by “doing enough good things” (since we can never do enough good things to be perfect), Paul tells us that there will be a day when everything we’ve ever done will be revealed by God - the good and the bad. Paul promises that for those who trust in Jesus and live like Him by doing good, God gives us good things, both now and for eternity! Essentially, it’s Jesus that makes us good, but we’re also called to do good. Ask your kids, “If God knows all the good and bad things you do, does that change how you go throughout your day? What are the hardest ways to do good right now?” Pray together that God would help us to do the right thing.

*If you don't have a Recalibrate journal, you can use any journal available to you to write down your responses.**TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.