but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it.
Cross ReferencesIsaiah 51:1
Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut, and to the quarry from which you were hewn.
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of works? No, but on that of faith.
What then will we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;
For I testify about them that they are zealous for God, but not on the basis of knowledge.
And Isaiah boldly says: "I was found by those who did not seek Me; I revealed Myself to those who did not ask for Me."
What then? What Israel was seeking, it failed to obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,
You who are trying to be justified by the Law have been severed from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.
Chapter Outline1. Paul is sorry for the Jews.
7. All of Abraham not of the promise.
18. God's sovereignty.
25. The calling of the Gentiles and rejecting of the Jews, foretold.
32. The cause of their stumbling.
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