Romans 1:14 – 5:19 – 6:23

One of my beliefs about life, God, and our existence is balance, the balance of the universe.  It’s referred to throughout the Bible and history.  So here are three verses in Paul’s letter to the Romans that made me think about the balance.

Romans 1:14

I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.

Paul is stating the balance of God, Christ and Paul’s love.  All are included, none are exempt.  It is balance for all, the wise and the foolish, the saint and the sinner.

Romans 5:19

For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.

My assumption is that Paul is referring to Adam and the eating of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.  Through Adam’s act of disobedience he opened the sin of man.  Christ is the one who can take away sin and show us the path to righteousness.  There is a balance of good and evil and it is a scale that is constantly being tipped in either direction.  But the tipping in one direction will always be countered by tipping in the other direction. But in the end, it is balanced.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The ultimate balance is death of the physical body.  This equalizes us all.  The spiritual life, that is the eternal life and it will have a balance, the balance being eternal life and eternal death.

So that was just some quick thoughts on balance inspired by the verses of Paul in his letter to the Romans.

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