“There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.” Romans 2:9-11
“Behind him, a trail of tracks. Beneath him, a pounding stallion. Before him, miles of trail to cover. Within him, a flint-rock resolve.
Squinty eyed. Firm jawed. Rawboned. Pony express riders had one assignment – deliver the message safely and quickly. They seized every advantage: the shortest route, the fastest horse, the lightest saddle. Even the lightest lunchbox.
Only the sturdy were hired. Could they handle horses? The heat? Could they outrun robbers and outlast blizzards? The young and the orphans were preferred. Those selected were given $125 a month (a good salary in 1860), a colt revolver, a lightweight rifle, a bright red shirt, blue trousers, and eight hours to cover eighty miles, six days a week. Hard work and high pay. But the message was worth it.” (Max Lucado) The Pony express was out to deliver an important message, so was Paul. The message that Paul was delivering us in the Book of Romans was the most important message that we could receive. This message was so important that it’s meaning was the difference between life or death. In this scripture Paul’s message was if we continue in our sins, we will be judged for our actions. There will be trouble and death. But if we turn from our sin, we will have the peace and glory of God in our lives. God does not favor anyone in this message, not the Jews or the Gentiles. All will face God on judgment day. To me the most important part of this message is not heaven, but having the peace and the love of God here on earth.