What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness…
I. THE FACT HERE STATED was —
1. Plain and undeniable.
2. A verification of prophecy.
II. THE INSTRUCTION TO BE GATHERED FROM it.
1. That however earnest we may be after salvation, we shall never attain it if we seek it in a self-righteous way.
2. That however regardless we have been about salvation hitherto, we shall attain to it the instant we believe in Christ.
3. That however calumniated this way of salvation is, the very calumnies that are raised against it attest its truth.
(C. Simeon, M.A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.