“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” Romans 1:20 New Living Translation
What type of God do we serve? Since he created all things according to scripture, what does his creation tell us about him? We can see, if we have a mind to, that he is mighty, intelligent and precisely detailed in what he creates. What he does he does in secret, revealing his true power and that of the Godhead as well. The things that were allegedly made by God could not make themselves. By faith we believe in a creator God.
The church in Rome was made up largely of converted Jews, but also had a large number of Gentiles or non-Jews. Paul writes this letter prior to his first visit to Rome as a means of introduction for himself and his teachings. The nature of God is written about along with the special revelation that came from scripture and the coming of Jesus Christ. This revelation shined a light on God’s love and forgiveness along with his promise of eternal life with him.
The gospel message is injected throughout the letter revealing the sinful nature of all mankind in Romans 3:23, the penalty of that sin, which is death in Romans 6:23, the fact that Jesus died in our place to pay for that sin in Romans 5:8 and our need to believe and confess our need of forgiveness, noting that salvation comes thru Christ alone in Romans 10:8-10. Everything one needs to believe and receive is there in this one letter to the Romans, but you must receive the message with an open heart and act on it. Man has no excuse. God revealed himself in great detail if you are able to put aside preconceived ideas and look all around you. His creation declares his glory. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resources: The Life Application Study Bible; The Matthew Henry Commentary on the Bible.