I. Submission to the Law leads to submission to the Lord Jesus Christ.
A. Israel’s need. Romans 10:1
B. Israel’s nature. Romans 10:2-5
1. They were zealous. Romans 10:2a
a. The Zeal of Jesus: He was jealous for the holiness of His Father’s house.
b. The Zeal of the Pharisees and Jewish leaders. They were ‘filled with indignation’ (Acts 5:17) and they were ‘filled with envy’ (Acts 13:45). They were jealous for their own power and position to be exalted.
2. They were proud. Romans 10:2b, 3
3. They were ignorant of the truth. Romans 10:4,5 (willingly ignorant)
Submission to God’s will through His Word will always lead to the Lord Jesus Christ by faith and trust.
II. Salvation is by faith through the Word of God. Romans 10:6-10
A. Failure to understand the truth. Romans 10:6,7
That which they need in order to know God’s will has been given to them! God has not only given His Word, but He is teaching the truth of the Word through the Holy Spirit which is in each believer!
John 16:13-14 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
2 Peter 1:20-21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
These that have come over the centuries and introduced new and special revelations from God that can only be understood and explained by them through special additional revelations to make the Word of God clear are just as these spoken of by Paul that are searching from someone to bring them more than what God has given them!
B. Faith comes by the revealed Word of God. Romans 10:8-10
III. Sufficient power to save all. Romans 10:11-21
The Grace of God can be –
A. Received. Romans 10:11-15
B. Rejected. Romans 10:16-21
God’s sovereign will was known and preached by the prophets.
Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
Isaiah 65:1,2 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name. I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; (Romans 10:21)
Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
The Promise of God true. The Gentiles heard and believed! What will Israel do?