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.