Romans Lesson 17 Day 2

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Romans Lesson 17 Day 2

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3. Faith versus striving

“Did the non-Jews stumble into a right standing with God without chasing after it? Yes, they found it through faith.” (Voice)

“Israel, who pursued the law to secure a right standing with God, failed to keep the law? Yes again. …Because Israel did not follow the path of faith.” (Voice, emphasis added)

4. True righteousness comes by faith.

As believers, we should continue to pursue righteousness. Even though we no longer have a sin nature, we still need to deal with our sin habit. (Graham Cooke)

“We pursue righteousness when we pursue the character of Christ and desire holiness more than fleshly indulgence.”

 “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33 ESV)

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 ESV, emphasis added)

5. Whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.

Paul has already shown in Romans that the only possible way to be saved is through faith, not the works of the law; and that this salvation comes only through the work of a crucified Savior – which was a stumbling block to Israel (1 Corinthians 1:22-23). (Guzik)

How ironic that the Gentiles weren’t really looking for righteousness. They sort of stumbled onto the way.

The Jews were striving for righteousness and tripped over the true source.

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MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on Romans Lesson 17 Day 2 ~ Romans 9:30-33