Romans 2 Exodus
Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy
boast of God, And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent,
being instructed out of the law; And art confident that thou thyself art a
guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, An instructor of the foolish, a
teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and
I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that
thou mayest teach them.
Romans 2 contains the first occurrence of the word Nomos
(Law, S# G3551). This coheres with the general pattern where
the Law was given by God in Exodus, the Second Book, and forms a very strong link
to the chapter sequence of Isaiah, where we find the Giving of the Law reiterated in
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of
the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and
we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of
the LORD from Jerusalem.
Note that this verse from Isaiah 2 contains the first occurrence of House, the name of the Second letter,
within Isaiah. The reference to the Word - which is closely related to the idea of Law - links to its
maximization on Spoke 2.
Thus we see Romans 1 refering to Creation (Genesis) and Romans 2 introducing the Law, just as the
large-scale structure of the Bilbe revealed in the order of the Canon.
The Goodness of God
Searching the Bible for the set (Goodness, God, Longsuffering) [Verify] yeilds exactly two
verses, Romans 2.4 and Exodus 34.6:
|Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and
not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy
hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day
of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to
every man according to his deeds:
||And the LORD passed by before him, and
proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious,
longsuffering, and abundant in goodness
and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and
sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the
fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the
third and to the fourth generation.
Note the depth of the divine integration - in both linked verses the theme of God's Goodness is contrasted
with His perfect Justice. Glory!