3 So when you, a mere man,
Pass Judgment on them and yet do the same things,
Do you think you will Escape God's Judgment?
4 Or do you show Contempt for the riches of His Kindness,
Tolerance and Patience,
NOT REALIZING THAT GOD'S KINDNESS
LEADS YOU TOWARD REPENTANCE?
5 But because of your Stubbornness
And your Unrepentant heart,
YOU ARE STORING UP WRATH AGAINST YOURSELF
FOR THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH,
WHEN HIS RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT WILL BE REVEALED.
6 GOD 'WILL GIVE TO EACH PERSON
ACCORDING TO WHAT HE HAS DONE.'
7 TO THOSE WHO BY PERSISTENCE IN DOING GOOD
SEEK GLORY, HONOR AND IMMORTALITY,
HE WILL GIVE ETERNAL LIFE.
8 BUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE SELF-SEEKING
AND WHO REJECT THE TRUTH
AND FOLLOW EVIL,
THERE WILL BE WRATH AND ANGER.
9 THERE WILL BE TROUBLE AND DISTRESS
FOR EVERY HUMAN BEING WHO DOES EVIL:
FIRST FOR THE JEW, THEN FOR THE GENTILE;
10 BUT GLORY AND HONOR AND PEACE
FOR EVERYONE WHO DOES GOOD:
FIRST FOR THE JEW, THEN FOR THE GENTILE.
11 FOR GOD DOES NOT SHOW FAVORITISM.
Think of the Wrath of God being Stored Up all around you;
All of the Rebellion against God and His Word.
It is Overwhelming to think about.
Why is the World today, Troubled and Distressed?
Because it is in Rebellion against God and His Word.