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Notes on Romans 1:3


"Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord,"

This means that:

Jesus Christ (the holy and anointed One) is the Son of the Living God: see Mt. 16:16; Lk.9:35, John 1:49.

And that He is our Lord.
“Lord” here means one to whom a person or thing belongs, who has supreme authority and control over the person or thing.

This means, as earlier explained in the note on verse 1, that Christ has absolute ownership, authority and control over our lives! Glory! Hallelujah! It is a good thing that Jesus Christ is  our Lord for it means sin,  sickness, fear, and death have no power over us: Rom. 6:6,7,14; 8:2,15,35-39; Mt. 8:17; Heb. 2:14,15; 1John 4:18; 5:4,5

However, He is not just our Lord, He is Lord over all: Mt.28:18; Eph.1:20-22; and one day, every one will bow to Him and acknowledge Him as Lord: Phil.2:9-11.

Furthermore, it means that the Gospel of God, (God's good news/promises to man) is about Him. Christ is the central theme of the Gospel. He is the central theme of all God’s promises to man!

This means that it is through our Lord Jesus Christ that we experience God's goodness, all that God has to offer to man. He is "the way, the Truth, and the Life, no man cometh to the Father, but by Him- John 14:6. And glory to God, He is a sure way! For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us, see 2 Cor.1:20.

"which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;"

This simply means that as regarding Jesus's physical body, that is, as a man, our Lord Jesus Christ was born of David's lineage.

Two things about this: 

One, this is a clear testimony that Jesus Christ was not just some myth or apparition. The Son of God was actually made manifest in the flesh! He was a real man and was subject to the same feelings that we are: 1Tim. 3:16; Heb. 2:14; 4:15, 1Jhn. 4:2,3.

Secondly, it is another proof that God watches over His word to perform it. He is a faithful God who keeps His words and promises no matter the length of time. The promise He made to David thousands of years ago that the Messiah would come from his lineage was clearly fulfilled.

Note highlights 

Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God.

Jesus Christ is our Lord; He has absolute sovereignty  over our lives. Therefore, sin,  sickness, fear, and death have no power over us! See Rom. 6:6,7,14; 8:2,15,35-39; Mt. 8:17; Heb. 2:14,15; 1John 4:18; 5:4,5. 

Christ is the central theme of the Gospel: all of God's promises to man are centred on Christ. He is the way through which we experience God's blessings.

Jesus Christ is not just some myth or apparition.  He was a real man and was subject to the same feelings that we are: 1Tim. 3:16; Heb. 2:14; 4:15, 1Jhn. 4:2,3.

God watches over His word to perform it. He is ever faithful and doesn't forget His promises no matter the length of time. 

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