Today’s passage: Romans 10:14-21
- Verses 14-15 can be a great encouragement to us to be faithful to take the good news of the Gospel to the lost. In the context of the chapter, it also reminds us that God made sure that all these things were provided for Israel. All that was left for them to do is believe, but they did not.
- Sometimes we are prone to wonder what message will “work” to see people get saved. The answer is the word of God concerning Christ (Verse 17). But, there are people who hear this word and do not believe. We cannot will people into salvation. Only God can do that.
- Israel heard, understood (Verse 19) and chose to be disobedient and contrary. Now, the Gospel has gone to the rest of the world and people are being saved from every tribe, tongue and nation.
Questions to consider:
- From this passage, what would you say is God’s plan for evangelism? What is our part? What is His? How does this give us confidence in sharing the Gospel with others?
- Having read the passage that came before these verses today, how do these verses we hear so often fit into their context? What are these verses telling us about God, about Israel, and about the plan of God to redeem His people, the Church?
- Contrast what is said about the description of the feet of someone sharing the Gospel (Verse 15) and Isaiah’s question (In verse 16). What can’t be our motivation to share the good news? What then must be our motivation to share the good news?