Some really good people with good lives are going to hell in a lovely handbasket woven out of their many proud good works.
Some people with really messed up marriages, conflicted families, ruined careers and no awards or great works of public service to boast are going to heaven, thanks to a crown woven of thorns on the head of Jesus Christ, who suffered and died for their salvation, and for all.
In truth, we’ve got nothing to boast and nothing left to prove us righteous before God except Jesus and His blood shed on the cross. The words “for you” require all hearts to believe. Christ is end of measuring your righteousness under the Law, but finding grace without measure given freely, even “for you.”
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A sermon on Romans 10:1-4 / Tenth Sunday after Trinity / 25 August 2019
Romans 9:30-10:4 English Standard Version (ESV)
9:30 What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law. 32 Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone, 33 as it is written,
“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense;
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
10:1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.