Having described the terrible condition of a world that has turned its back on God, and having pointed out that all mankind, even the good ones, have sinned and deserve the judgment of God, Paul then marvels at the wonderful patience of God.

“Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant and patient God is with you?” asks Paul. “Does this mean noting to you? Can’t you see that His kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?” Romans 2:4.5 NLT

God, despite the evil of all mankind, has chosen to delay His coming in judgment, so that many will turn from their sins, believe in Him, and receive eternal life. “He is not willing,” Peter tells us, “that one should perish.”

We are now in the period of Grace. God has not yet brought this world and it’s people to an end. He has made every provision for all mankind to take advantage of His wonderful offer of eternal life through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. And in his letter to the saints in Rome, Paul urges all people to recognize the  mercy of God, and to take full advantage of it, turning from their sins and putting their whole trust in the Person, Sacrifice, and Resurrection Power of Jesus Christ. Each one who does this, receives the forgiveness of sins and the power to become a son of God, to live a life free from the power of sin.

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