Gods way of Righteousness August 3
For they being ignorant of Gods righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth. Romans 10:3-4
Paul was speaking of his Jewish people. In those days I have a feeling if we would have run into them, they would have put us to shame as far as their outward devotion to God. They looked Holy, acted Holy, probably new more of the scriptures than most of us will ever know. Yet it was done by self effort, as Paul said they were trying to make themselves Holy by keeping all the requirements of the law. I would think that’s a commendable effort, but to God it completely missed the target of righteousness. For God’s Righteousness is found by faith in Jesus Christ. Who they rejected. There is a good lesson for us today in Paul’s writings to the Romans. Which is, yes let’s keep Gods ways and do his works but it must all begin and end with faith that Jesus was delivered for my offences and was raised again for my justification. We’re not justified by works but by faith in he who has fulfilled the law, Jesus Christ. To the Glory and praise of God.