Top Ten Verses in Paul's Letter to the Romans

This is my favourite book of the Bible not including the Gospels. The Gospels are what Christianity is all about, so it seems obvious to me to study those the most. But Paul's writings are definitely beneficial as well. I believe Paul's teachings are, most of the time, God speaking through him. So, together to the point, what is your favourite verse in Romans?

NOTE: I am using the English Standard Version (ESV) translation.
The Top Ten
1 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28

One of my favorite verses in the whole Bible. So incredibly encouraging. We all must remember when going through difficult times that Jesus is working in us, things will get better, and all the trials of life will turn to gold! It reminds me of what Lauren Daigle sings in "O' Lord," "You'll take all that is wrong and make it right!" It's such good stuff!

2 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, etc., will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39

Yes, there are two verses here. I've been trying to keep them limited to one. But this one is so good, I had to add it anyway. It also was too long to have the whole thing on here, so I put etc. to shorten it.

It's just another time you get a glimpse at Jesus' love for us. I mean, it is Paul's view, but I would trust Paul with my life.

3 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8

A very simple way to show how loving God is to us. Even when we were hating Him and disobeying Him, He loved us so much to die for us! Now that's what I call true love! Thank you, Jesus!

4 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23

I really like the word "free" in this verse. It emphasizes that God has given you His love without you having to do anything! I also like the way Paul calls out sin, saying sin leads to death. This verse has a very good balance of love and discipline.

5 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? - Romans 6:1‭-‬2

Yes, it's another one with two verses. And again, I had to put this one in just because of how much I love it. He's putting the fact of us having to quit sinning, so plainly. How can we who have died to sin still live in it? We can't, of course. Thanks for the simplicity of some of these verses, Lord!

6 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. - Romans 10:9

Great verse, that shows how easy it actually is to inherit the Kingdom of God, but that's only because you're getting help from Jesus. Confess He's Lord and believe Jesus rose from the dead!

7 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. - Romans 12:10

A great example of how we should be treating one another. If my brother gives me 100 dollars, then I'll just give him 200 dollars in return! And the term "brotherly affection" is amazing. We must love everyone as if they were our brothers.

8 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. - Romans 12:15

I see this verse as telling us to put ourselves in others' shoes. If one of our fellow followers of Christ is going through pain, we must have sympathy for them and come alongside them in all their trials. We must be there for one another! Each and every one of us needs others to help us. Don't just sit back and watch others go through trials without offering any encouragement or help. Let's all try to help one another, even if it means more pain. We're all in this together!

9 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. - Romans 12:21

The evilness of this world won't go away by itself, and you can't drive it out with more sin or anger. The only way to drive out evil is to do good! We have the head knowledge, so why don't we do what we know to be good and true? We must live our lives as Jesus did. Perfect.

P.S. Do not set yourself up for failure though. I've done it too many times.

10 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. - Romans 7:20

I see this verse as quite dangerous. If you take it too literally, you could just start sinning like crazy and say that it isn't you. I see this verse as Paul saying to us, don't be so hard on yourselves. If you truly don't want to do the sin, then it isn't you, it's your flesh. But again, don't take it too literally.

BAdd New Item