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Romans 10

November 5, 2010
by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

20 thoughts on “Romans 10”

  1. V.20 is actually my testimony too. I was found by God when I wasn’t seeking Him. I wasn’t asking for God but He revealed Himself to me and I’m forever grateful.

  2. V.20 is actually my testimony too. I was found by God when I wasn’t seeking Him. I wasn’t asking for God but He revealed Himself to me and I’m forever grateful.

  3. jON

    it is really astounding to me. i haven’t read the new testament for almost two years. it had begun to be stale and so i went to study the old testament as i really don’t know it very well. “why should we not know jeremiah as well as 2 timothy?”, i wondered. and new revelation, last summer, began coming down hard and fast. and now that we are studying books from the new testament together, it is blowing my mind how high the pile of evidence continues to get on these things that have come to light for me.

    number one, the parallels i see between the false religion of the jews that gets addressed over and over again, and modern “christianity”. i mean, look at this:
    RO 10:1-5 “Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness.”
    just listen to half an hour of “christian” talk radio and you’ll know what paul is talking about here.

    and number two, the thoughts i have been having about people from “other nations” who act as though they have encountered the holy spirit, but seem to have no acknowledgement of such.
    RO 10:19-21 “But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they? First Moses says, “I WILL MAKE YOU JEALOUS BY THAT WHICH IS NOT A NATION, BY A NATION WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WILL I ANGER YOU.”
    And Isaiah is very bold and says,
    “I WAS FOUND BY THOSE WHO DID NOT SEEK ME, I BECAME MANIFEST TO THOSE WHO DID NOT ASK FOR ME.” But as for Israel He says, “ALL THE DAY LONG I HAVE STRETCHED OUT MY HANDS TO A DISOBEDIENT AND OBSTINATE PEOPLE.”
    again, the parallels between “israel” and “the church” are very striking here.

    and i think we would do well to heed the warnings.

    ycgobgt

  4. jON

    it is really astounding to me. i haven’t read the new testament for almost two years. it had begun to be stale and so i went to study the old testament as i really don’t know it very well. “why should we not know jeremiah as well as 2 timothy?”, i wondered. and new revelation, last summer, began coming down hard and fast. and now that we are studying books from the new testament together, it is blowing my mind how high the pile of evidence continues to get on these things that have come to light for me.

    number one, the parallels i see between the false religion of the jews that gets addressed over and over again, and modern “christianity”. i mean, look at this:
    RO 10:1-5 “Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness.”
    just listen to half an hour of “christian” talk radio and you’ll know what paul is talking about here.

    and number two, the thoughts i have been having about people from “other nations” who act as though they have encountered the holy spirit, but seem to have no acknowledgement of such.
    RO 10:19-21 “But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they? First Moses says, “I WILL MAKE YOU JEALOUS BY THAT WHICH IS NOT A NATION, BY A NATION WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WILL I ANGER YOU.”
    And Isaiah is very bold and says,
    “I WAS FOUND BY THOSE WHO DID NOT SEEK ME, I BECAME MANIFEST TO THOSE WHO DID NOT ASK FOR ME.” But as for Israel He says, “ALL THE DAY LONG I HAVE STRETCHED OUT MY HANDS TO A DISOBEDIENT AND OBSTINATE PEOPLE.”
    again, the parallels between “israel” and “the church” are very striking here.

    and i think we would do well to heed the warnings.

    ycgobgt

  5. V.20 And Isaiah boldly says, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me."

    It is God who takes the initiative and "finds" us. It is not us who "find" God.

    C.S. Lewis has Aslan say: "You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you."

  6. V.20 And Isaiah boldly says, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me."

    It is God who takes the initiative and "finds" us. It is not us who "find" God.

    C.S. Lewis has Aslan say: "You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you."

  7. v.9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

    In the Old Testament the profession of faith was: “The LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Deuteronomy 6:4). In the New Testament the profession of faith is: “Jesus is Lord.” It was particular significant in that day when many were claiming that Caesar was Lord, that is, divine.

  8. v.9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

    In the Old Testament the profession of faith was: “The LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Deuteronomy 6:4). In the New Testament the profession of faith is: “Jesus is Lord.” It was particular significant in that day when many were claiming that Caesar was Lord, that is, divine.

  9. v.10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

    It is not that our profession of faith saves us but rather that we tell people what has happened in our hearts which confirms it in our minds.

  10. v.10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

    It is not that our profession of faith saves us but rather that we tell people what has happened in our hearts which confirms it in our minds.

  11. v.16-18 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news…But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

    Mostly, lack of opportunity is not the reason that people don’t respond to the gospel.

  12. v.16-18 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news…But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

    Mostly, lack of opportunity is not the reason that people don’t respond to the gospel.

  13. v.19 Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says, “I will make you envious by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding.”

    I wonder if this is a method God still uses? That is, blesses one group of Christians in order to make another group envious with a view to stirring them up to follow God more closely? Just a thought.

  14. v.19 Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says, “I will make you envious by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding.”

    I wonder if this is a method God still uses? That is, blesses one group of Christians in order to make another group envious with a view to stirring them up to follow God more closely? Just a thought.

  15. v.3-4 Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

    Christ completes the law (Matthew 5:17-18). We couldn’t keep the law so Christ kept it for us.

  16. v.3-4 Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

    Christ completes the law (Matthew 5:17-18). We couldn’t keep the law so Christ kept it for us.

  17. v.2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.

    Not enough to be sincere or zealous – you might be sincerely wrong. Zeal needs to be based on the knowledge that God has given us in his Word. I cannot make up my own way of being right with God I have to trust his way.

  18. v.2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.

    Not enough to be sincere or zealous – you might be sincerely wrong. Zeal needs to be based on the knowledge that God has given us in his Word. I cannot make up my own way of being right with God I have to trust his way.

  19. From the Message:
    v.10 You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!”

    That's salvation! Embracing God setting things right.

  20. From the Message:
    v.10 You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!”

    That's salvation! Embracing God setting things right.

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