This message is near Israel's mouths and hearts. gets help.". 4  The earlier revelation was intended simply to get us ready for the Messiah, who then puts everything right for those who trust him to do it. That's it. God's message has been available for all people through general revelation and special revelation. 17  The point is, Before you trust, you have to listen. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 12  It's exactly the same no matter what a person's religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, llive peaceably with all. 5 So too at the present time there is na remnant, chosen by grace. 21 that rthe creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. sThat Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, ta righteousness that is by faith; Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 19 Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 6 nHaving gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if oprophecy, pin proportion to our faith; 3 For jGod has done what the law, kweakened by the flesh, lcould not do. 29 For those whom he jforeknew he also kpredestined lto be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be mthe firstborn among many brothers. 9 tLet love be genuine. God did not make the Israelites look for His Word that told them of their salvation from Egypt and how they were to thank Him for it, but He came to them and brought His Word near. 12 qFor there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; rfor the same Lord is Lord of all, sbestowing his riches on all who call on him. For iI myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham,1 a member of the tribe of Benjamin. For Isaiah says, y“Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” Romans 10 The Message Bible << Romans 9 | Romans 10 | Romans 11 >> 10 1 Believe me, friends, all I want for Israel is what's best for Israel: salvation, nothing less. 11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of thim who calls— When you see God reach out to people you think are religiously stupid, you'll throw temper tantrums. "Everyone who calls, 'Help, God!' 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time nare not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. hDo not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.8 iNever be wise in your own sight. 12 zRejoice in hope, abe patient in tribulation, bbe constant in prayer. wIs there injustice on God’s part? 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. 17 But if zsome of the branches were broken off, and you, aalthough a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root3 of the olive tree, 8 But what does it say? 4 They are eIsraelites, and to them belong fthe adoption, gthe glory, hthe covenants, ithe giving of the law, jthe worship, and kthe promises. 24 For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree. x“Behold, I am laying in Zion ya stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; zand whoever believes in him will not be aput to shame.”, 10 Brothers,1 my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. 11 So I ask, did they stumble in order that they might fall? 11  Scripture reassures us, "No one who trusts God like this - heart and soul - will ever regret it.". 14 eBless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 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! 9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact xthe Spirit of God dwells in you. sIt is God who justifies. 27 And dhe who searches hearts knows what is ethe mind of the Spirit, because7 the Spirit fintercedes for the saints gaccording to the will of God. 3  They don't seem to realize that this comprehensive setting-things-right that is salvation is God's business, and a most flourishing business it is. Romans 10 Believe me, friends, all I want for Israel is what's best for Israel: salvation, nothing less. 34  “For uwho has known the mind of the Lord. Scripture: Luke 16:19-31, Revelation 20:14, Revelation 21:8, Matthew 25:41, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Romans 10:9-10 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Baptist. 24 even us whom he ihas called, jnot from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? 19  So the big question is, Why didn't Israel understand that she had no corner on this message? Romans 10:18-21. You're not "doing" anything; you're simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. 32 Why? 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. After all these years of refusing to really deal with God on his terms, insisting instead on making their own deals, they have nothing to show for it. The word that saves is right here, as near as the tongue in your mouth, as close as the heart in your chest. They have stumbled over the wstumbling stone, 21  Then he capped it with a damning indictment: Day after day after day, I beckoned Israel with open arms, And got nothing for my trouble but cold shoulders and icy stares. The elect obtained it, but the rest qwere hardened, But trusting God to shape the right living in us is a different story - no precarious climb up to heaven to recruit the Messiah. Salem Media Group. As it is written, w“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 14  But how can people call for help if they don't know who to trust? 9 For this is what the promise said: r“About this time next year I will return, and Sarah shall have a son.” 24 For yin this hope we were saved. By no means! And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? 10 1  Believe me, friends, all I want for Israel is what's best for Israel: salvation, nothing less. Rather, through their trespass usalvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. pIf God is for us, who can be9 against us? 19 Beloved, mnever avenge yourselves, but leave it9 to the wrath of God, for it is written, n“Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. yTo him be glory forever. 4 For jas in one body we have many members,5 and the members do not all have the same function, The Message Concerning Faith Devotional. 36 As it is written. (14-15) The necessity of the preaching of the gospel. 32 qHe who did not spare his own Son but rgave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 31 What then shall we say to these things? Isaiah asked what we all ask at one time or another: "Does anyone care, God? 3 For, being ignorant of dthe righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. w“For your sake xwe are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”. For zwho can resist his will?” 16 gLive in harmony with one another. Moses had it right when he predicted, When you see God reach out to those you consider your inferiors - outsiders! 36 For xfrom him and through him and to him are all things. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. 27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: n“Though the number of the sons of Israel3 be as the sand of the sea, oonly a remnant of them will be saved, 22 Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, eprovided you continue in his kindness. That's salvation. 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? 17 So zfaith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. - you'll become insanely jealous. 14 in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and wthus save some of them.