Paul asks a rhetorical question but one that succinctly concludes what he has been saying since chapter 1. That man can only be saved by God’s righteousness, and therefore, “where is boasting” (in ourselves.
Paul has made a legal case showing all are guilty before God and will now make a legal case for how God can be both just & the justifier.
God is righteous and had revealed that through the Mosaic Law, “but now” the Apostle Paul explains that “the righteousness of God without the law” has now been revealed. This study also explains that our faith IN CHRIST only matters because of the FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST (vs. 22).
Paul conclude the chapter by continuing to show the Jew is guilty before God and the law can not save him
These verses continue Paul’s teaching that all (both Jew & Gentile) are guilty before God. He affirms what James 2:10 & Deut 27:26 point out; those with the law NEED to be doers of the law or be guilty before God.
Todays’ study looks at the day of wrath (vs. 5), which is The Day of the Lord/Tribulation, and the righteous judgment of God. God is no respecter of persons.
Romans 2:1-5 speaks on those who would speak against others for their immortality while denying their own. Hypocrites not knowing they bring condemnation on themselves. Religion, philosophy, good morals can never do what God is offering: forgiveness of sins and avoiding God’s judgment that is true and good.
Romans 1 concludes with a list of sins man chose rather than retaining their knowledge of God.