Romans # 18 Rom 10-8 thru 10-18
We’re continuing on the book of Romans. Last week we ended on (ROM 10:8), but I want to go back to (ROM 10:5). So let's start there.
I. ROM 10:5-8
A. In these Vs Paul is using many quotes from Moses, mostly from (DEUT 30:1-14).
1. In (V 5) Paul is saying that if you’re going to do the law (in other words “Keep the law”) you’re going to have to live by it.
a. If you’re going to trust in the law for your salvation, you’re going to have to keep it in every single area.
i. But no man could keep the law.
2. Then in (V 6) Paul says “Righteousness which is by faith.”
a. Then Paul goes on to quote Moses by saying ROM 6b-9.
b. Again this is a quote from (DEUT 30:12-14).
i. The point that Paul was trying to make was that Moses was trying to get the people to walk by faith in God.
ii. Paul was not trying to take what Moses said out of context. (Making Moses say something that He didn’t say.)
c. (DEUT 30) is filled with promises from God for those that would walk with Him.
i. (DEUT 30:10) Says that these promises are yours if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
ii. Simple faith says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart.”
iii. Moses was telling the people that you have the promises of God, now trust Him to bring them to pass.
B. Look at ROM 10:8 again.
1. “The Word” is the Greek word “Rhema” meaning “The spoken living Word of God.”
a. Paul is saying that the Word of God should be coming out of our mouths.
2. (Proverbs 18:21) Says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
3. In (Mark 11:23) Jesus said “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
a. Jesus makes 2 very important points about this subject.
i. 1st he says, That you have to say it.
ii. 2nd you have to believe that what you say will come to pass.
4. Turn to JOSHUA 1:8
a. 1st of all, the Lord says to Joshua, “This book of the Law shall not depart out of thy mouth.”
i. The Law is the Word of God. And he was given the instruction “Do not let it depart from your mouth.”
b. Next He says “Meditate therein day and night.”
i. “Meditate” means “to think on it.”
ii. The instruction was to think on it continuously.
c. Then He says, “That thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein.”
i. Here he’s talking about being a doer of the Word.
5. If we do these 3 things, then we have the promise.
a. “For then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
II. ROM 10:9-13
A. In (V 9) Paul makes the most important statement about “Faith and Confession.”
1. The most important confession and statement of faith that you’ll ever make is that Jesus is your Lord and that you believe that God has raised Jesus from the dead.
2. In (ROM 10:11) Paul is quoting from (ISA 28:16) except Paul adds the word “Whosoever.”
a. Meaning that it doesn’t matter if you’re Jew or Greek, there is no difference. (V 12)
b. Then in ROM 10:13 Paul says…(read)
i. Again Paul is quoting from the OT this time from (JOEL 2:32)
ii. So often Paul uses the OT to prove that Jesus is the Messiah, and of course to bring light to the NT teachings.
B. ROM 10:14-15
1. In (V 14) Paul uses the “Call on” just as he did in (ROM 10:13) where he said, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
a. “Call on” in (V 14) is the same Greek word as “Call upon” in (V 13).
b. Paul clears up a point here in (V 14). Just “Calling upon the Lord” is not enough for salvation.
i. Paul says in (V 14), “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?”
ii. Meaning that believing has to come 1st.
c. When Paul says in (V 14) “How shall they hear without a preacher?”
i. The word “Preacher” does not necessarily mean someone behind a pulpit.
ii. It means “Anyone proclaiming the Good News.”
2. ROM 10:16-18
a. In (V 16) some translations say, “But not all the Israelites accepted the good news.” (Like the NIV)
i. The word “Israelites” is not in that V.
ii. He’s probably talking about Israel, but we also know that not all of the Gentiles have received Jesus.
b. In (Romans 10:17) Paul says, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
i. The primary point that Paul is trying to make here is that Faith for salvation only comes by hearing the Word of God.
ii. But faith for all of God’s promises comes by hearing the Word of God.
c. (Hebrews 6:12) Says, “Through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
III. Don’t let anyone tell you that faith is only for salvation.
A. It is for salvation, but it goes far beyond that.
1. ACT 3:1-8; 16a (Notice that it was “Through faith”)
a. In (Hebrews 11:11) it says, “Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.”
b. Turn to HEB 11:33-35
i. It’s through Faith and Patience that we receive all that God says that He has for us. (Through His Word.)
WOLCC Thursday 10-26-95