Re:Verse reading–Romans 2:1-29 (day one)
“To every man according to his deeds.”–v 6 (see also Psalm 62:12) In Romans 2, Paul makes startling statements. God will judge all men. . .based on their deeds. . . based on the light (truth) they had.
No works-theology here. Just unapologetic connection of faith and the works that rise from repentance. On that coming day, God will need no other evidence. “To those who by perseverance. . .seek for glory and honor. . .eternal life.” “To those who are self-seeking. . . wrath and indignation.”–v 8-9. Clear enough?
God will also judge us based on the light (truth) we had. Those without the law will be judged without reference to it. God is not unfair. He holds no man accountable for things he never heard. Those with the Law will answer to an even a higher standard.
“Little children, let us love in deed and in truth”—1 John 3:18. On the last day, God will use both categories to judge us.