I really like these simple truths in the Bible. They are easy to remember and straight to the point. Paul, writing to the Romans in this section, was comparing God’s righteous judgment with man’s judgment. He says in the verses before, those who practice self-seeking and do not obey the truth will receive tribulation and anguish, and glory, honor, and peace will go to those who work what is good. Both to the Jew first and also the Greek.
There is no partiality with God. He doesn’t have favorites. Sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. We know from 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” God wants all to be saved but if you choose not to be saved, God will execute righteous judgment on you regardless of who you are in this world.