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Luther wrote on Romans: “This epistle is really the chief part of the New Testament, and is truly the purest gospel.  It is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but also that he should occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul.  We can never read it or ponder over it too much; for the more we deal with it, the more precious it becomes and the better it tastes.” 

As Paul systematically lays out the plan of salvation, he writes some of the simplest, easy to remember explanations of God’s Law and Gospel.  He also writes some things that “are hard to understand” (2 Peter 3:16).

But, easy or hard, studying Romans is always worth the effort, because in this book God’s grace is explained more fully and clearer than anywhere else.  Here God’s love is applied to our daily lives and our deepest hurts.

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