Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
May 30 Scripture Selection: Romans 9
Food for Thought: Rom. 9:31-33
This scripture is all-inclusive. It applies to anyone and everyone who desires to attain righteousness that would make him suitable to be in the presence of God, not by the law, but by faith. Just faith. And we have the assurance that “whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame (or confounded).” Faith in Jesus, regardless of the origin or nationality of the person, will not leave anyone wondering what went wrong when standing before the Lord. Instead, it will bring the believer to a very positive outcome.
Peeking ahead, Chapter 10 continues with this theme, referring to Israel, but also applicable to other people as well, Paul says in verse 3 that “they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.” So many people are guilty of this! The answer to this is found in the next verse: “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes.”
Confirming the simplicity of the Gospel of just how to be found righteous by the Lord, verse 9 of the same chapter spells it out: “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Thankfully, verses12 and 13 make it completely clear that there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek when it comes to the opportunity to be saved. We all qualify. The only requirement is faith to call on the name of the Lord. It’s that simple.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):