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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Romans Chapter 10 

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Paul
Date Penned: (57 AD)
Overview: What to Believe (c 1-11)
Theme: Israel's Past, Present, and Future (c 9-11)
Message: Paul's Concern for the Jews (v 1-33)

Romans 10 Commentary

(10:1-4) Paul’s concern for the Jewish people is genuine and heartfelt; his longing and prayer is that they might be saved. Paul worked hard and sacrificed much to teach Jews about Jesus Christ. Because Jesus is the most complete revelation of God, no one can fully know God apart from knowing Jesus; and because God appointed Jesus to bring God and human beings together, no one can come to God by another path. The Jews, like everyone else, can find salvation only through Jesus Christ. Just as Paul did, we should wish that all Jews might be saved. We should pray for them and lovingly share the Good News with them. In fact, we should ask ourselves, Who do I desire to be saved, and am I regularly praying for them?

(10:5-21) Salvation is for Everyone - Why did God give the law when he knew people couldn’t keep it? According to Paul, one reason that the law was given was to show people how guilty they are (Galatians 3:19). In addition, the law was a shadow of Christ—that is, the sacrificial system educated the people so that when the true sacrifice came, they would be able to understand his work (Hebrews 10:1-4). The system of ceremonial laws was to last until the coming of Christ. The law points to Christ, the final sacrifice for sin, the reason for all those animal sacrifices.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

Salvation for All

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of Romans with Chapter 10 and in our text we see how Paul expounds on the truth that Salvation is for everyone in this part of the Romans road in verses 9-12 as the heart and mouth of the redeemed are explained in this open invitation of both Jew and Greek. Today this same invitation is available for both you and me. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved so we have this great opportunity and responsibility to respond and share the Gospel. How about you? Have you responded the Gospel? Let us learn from our text today and the truths of the Bible to see that Salvation is available to all who believeith - to the Jew first but to the Greek and even you and me. 


Romans 10

Romans 10

 1Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

 2For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

 3For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

 4For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

 5For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

 6But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

 7Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

 8But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

 9That 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.

 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

 12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

 13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 14How 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?

 15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

 16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

 17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

 18But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

 19But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

 20But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

 21But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.