Romans 10: What Is Your Heart’s Desire?
Verse of the Day: (V1) “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.”
1. Zeal Of God (V1-2)
V1 “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.”
Apostle Paul’s desire and prayer to God was for his people, the people of Israel, to know the Lord Jesus, and to make Him known throughout the world. However, the people of Israel only had the zeal of God, but they did not have the truth and knowledge of God. They stubbornly refused to believe that Jesus Christ was truly the Son of God. Today, many people may have their own religions and are very religious, but the truth of the matter is that they have no salvation. Salvation is only by faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
V2 “For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
2. Righteousness Of God (V3-13)
V3 “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.”
The Jews refused to believe in Jesus, and they rebelled against God by keeping their own tradition and established their own righteousness. Today, many people zealously keep their own tradition and establish their own righteousness, but they are sincerely wrong because we can only be saved and have the righteousness of God when we confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and believe in our heart that God had raised Him from the dead.
V9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
3. Word Of God (V14-21)
V14 “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Our faith and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ is only possible when we have the opportunity to hear the word of God. Therefore Paul encouraged the believers to preach and share God’s Word so that all may come to the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
V17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please fulfil my heart’s desire that all may come to know You.