Romans 4:6-12 Discussion Questions
Like the patriarch Abraham, King David was also a man blessed by God’s grace not by works of the law but by faith alone. The chief blessing of a believer’s life is the forgiveness of their iniquities through faith and repentance.
- Read through Psalm 32. Share your thoughts on the psalm with the group.
- When you think of being blessed by God, what comes to mind? What do you consider the chief blessing in your life?
- Discuss the Puritan saying, “The same sun that melts the ice hardens the clay.”
- David “did not cover [his] iniquity” before God. He was raw and honest with God. Why is it sometimes a struggle for us to do the same?
- If sola fide is true, then not even repentance is a work of justification. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?
- Discuss the following quote from Martin Luther, “We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.
What Does This Say About God?
- God is willing and ready to forgive our iniquity through Christ.
- God desires to bless us both temporally and eternally.
- God sees all our sin—past, present, and future—yet still desires to forgive.
What Does This Say About Humanity?
- We are sinners, yet we have the ability to have our hearts of ice melted by God’s gracious conviction.
- We have a proclivity to misprioritize God’s blessings on our life.
- Good, sanctifying works should always accompany our justification.
What Will You Do About It?
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