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Now to him who is able

Nearly 125 posts later we come to the end of this series on Romans and the commentary by NT Wright on Romans. I wasn’t sure how long it would take, nor did I really care. (Our next series will be on Psalm 119.) Here’s the ending of Paul’s letter:

25 Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to faith and obedience— 27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.


Wright contends this is how a Jesus-centered monotheist should end a letter.
The ending focuses on the gospel — the work of God to restore all humans beings, in Christ, to God and to one another. This gospel is God’s mysterious revelation.
Again, we are back to the point of the letter: God’s work in these last days is to create the people of God in which both Jews and Gentiles believe in the Messiah.

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Duane Young

posted October 27, 2006 at 7:01 am

Long term commitmets–perseverence–reflect our Lord! Thank you. This series has been really special. Look forward to more like it.

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Jim Martin

posted October 27, 2006 at 7:19 am

This has been a really good series! I have enjoyed these small pieces of Romans each day. Look forward to Ps. 119.

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J. B. Hood

posted October 27, 2006 at 7:23 am

Thanks so much Scot. And for all you young teachers out there, when you’re at a Bible college in (say) Siberia teaching (say) Synoptics, keep in mind that this particular passage (which you didn’t check in the course of your course prep, but spontaneously decided to use) won’t be in their Bible and will lead to an unplanned 15 minute chat on text criticism…

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posted October 27, 2006 at 8:45 am

Paul makes it sound so simple and we often times make it so difficult and complex. Thanks for the series Scot, it’s been enlightening and thought provoking.

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Ted Gossard

posted October 27, 2006 at 11:10 am

Thanks for taking us through Romans with N.T. Wright and your own thoughts and take added. Great to have gone through it, and to have it to refer to. And I do look forward to your next series on Psalm 119.

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