Romans 2, Psalm 62

Romans 2 and Psalm 62

Talk 4 of 7 in a series Romans 2000 AIM where Phillip gave at a series of ministry training talks throughout 2000 at St Matthias.

The next talk in the series is Building The Training Team.


  1. Psalm 62 Of David
  2. Structure
    • 1-4 declaration of faith in face of human opposition
    • 5-8 exhortation to faith
    • 9-12 wisdom of the Godly
  3.  Theme
    • trust only in God
    • in this world
      • anti messiah v3-4
      • human false values v9
      • human corruption v10 c in light of knowledge of God
  4.  Expectations
    • salvation
    • hope v5 cp v1 (v5 lxx patience)
    • honour v7 (v4 lxx lofty place) (v7 lxx glory)
    • love v12 (mercy lxx)
    • reward v12 (“for” explanatory of mercy and strength)
  5.  Romans 1-2
    • O±HP of Jews Gentiles and Greeks
    • Problems of Ch2
      • therefore v1
      • salvation by works in v6 -> v7,10,13-14
      • Jews or Gentiles?
    •  A sniff of a way forward – Christian
      • audience of epistle – “you”
      • Roman problem 14:1-15:13 (parallel 1 Cor 1-4)
      • v6 – general OT teaching, Prov 24:12, Psa 62
      • Greeks in 2:9,10
      • impartiality in v11 = respecter of people
      • Gentiles v 14 – christian (barbarians)- shift toward Jewish continued v17f
    •  world’s judgment is compromised by depraved mind/behaviour 1:31
      • therefore “O Man” sitting in judgment not for you
      • therefore wait in faith like Habakkuk
      • therefore self condemnatory when you take position of judge

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