WEEKLY DEVOTION: Christ is end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” Rom. 10:4 (Read Romans, chapter 10) The apostle Paul had a sincere desire that his people, the people of Israel, would be saved. He prayed that they too would repent and place their hope and confidence in Messiah Jesus and His innocent sufferings and death for the sins of the world. Paul wrote, (Rom. 10:2-3 ): “I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.” Why were so many of his fellow Jews not saved? Because they did not know of God’s imputed righteousness for Christ’s sake and sought their own righteousness based upon their obedience to the law. In fact, in their zealous efforts to keep all of God’s commandments and be acceptable to God by their own works, they rejected the perfect righteousness of their Messiah and Savior and failed to place their
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