Romans 2:1-16

Romans 1 ends with a list of sins that are the result of human beings pursuing their own “over-desires.” Lest the religious reader think that the list does not apply to them, Romans 2 begins with this admonition, “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.” When we judge others, it is because of our self-righteousness and not God’s righteousness, kindness, patience, or truth. When we judge others, we condemn ourselves. When God judges us, our own words and our consciences bear witness of our sin.