January 25, 2015: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Romans 9-10
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Context: Paul expands the idea he presented in the previous chapter; salvation through faith not through works. He warns the Jews of focusing on following the laws and missing the reason behind the laws. Faith, belief, salvation, comes from the heart, not through rituals or the law. In this passage, Paul references Isaiah several times. Isaiah gave several warnings in his prophecies, warnings that applied to the Jews in Isaiah's time, Jews and Gentiles in Paul's day, and to all believers today. Consider these warnings and their application during today's reading.