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Romans 10:3 – fatal ignorance

19-11-2019 - Posted by Andre Piet

For they, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, were not subjected to the righteousness of God..

In this passage Paul is talking about his orthodox people. They did not lack zeal for God. They went to the synagogue, they worshiped God, they lived piously, they were ‘faithful to the Bible’ – but in all of this they were ‘enemies of the evangel’ (Rom. 11:28). How so? Why this misunderstanding? Paul’s answer is clear: people sought to build up their own righteousness, because they believed that this would carry weight. But GOD does not expect anything from man. He fulfills what He has promised. GOD does justice to his promise, that is his righteousness. Nothing can be done about it because everything is ‘finished!’ And faith says amen!

Jesus Christ is the Savior of the whole world (John 4:42). That’s a fact! Indeed, the world does not know this. And those who should tell her don’t want to know. They are busy trying to ‘save as many souls as possible for eternity …’. Pious zeal always proves to be the big obstacle to believing GOD on his word.