Israel’s Rejection

… they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. 3 Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4 Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

Universal Gospel

Christ has come down from heaven, has died, and is risen again.  All that is left for any person to do is to believe.

8 … “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” … 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.

14 … how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?

17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

19 Again I ask: 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.”  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.”  21 But concerning Israel he says, “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.”


How simple the gospel message is!  I’m always surprised.  That’s it?

People add so much to it!  God is sending us to share the gospel.  Nothing else.  When I read the words “beautiful feet” in Romans 10, I think of the feet of missionaries, the feet that have gone  everywhere including Korea to save my family.  They are beautiful in deed in my eyes.

The feet’s work is easier than the head’s work.  No thinking or efforts of our own required.

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