The Jews had an advantage because they were given the very words (oracles) of God.  Most of them squandered the special privilege of knowing God’s very sayings. Did that make faith void?  Paul uses the term in the King James Version, God forbid! It is also used in verse 6.  The second time is that God is not unrighteous who takes vengeance. The whole history of Israel is like that.  Even Solomon the greatest king in Israel fell into sin and was judged by God.
In verse 8 there is a rather sarcastic statement, “Let us do evil that good may come.”  Paul was accused by some about this because he preached about grace.  In Romans 6:1 where some say, “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?” meaning go ahead and do what you want because you are saved.  There also he uses the King James Version term, God forbid!  I use Ephesians 2:10, “We are His (God’s) workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God had before ordained that we should walk in them.” I want God to have a blue ribbon when I am on display.




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