The Most Common Chorus in Hell: Romans 10:1-4
“1) Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. 2) For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. 3) For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. 4) For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” Romans‬ ‭10:1-4
The philosophy may sound noble in society today, but it is going to be the most common chorus in hell; “I did it my way!” It doesn’t work when it comes to salvation.
That’s exactly what Paul said about Israel. They had a zeal for God and spiritual things, but they refused to do it Gods way. As a result, they set out to establish their own righteousness and even create their own religion. Instead of obeying the Word of God, they listened to the traditions of their elders. (See Matthew 15:1-9)
Jesus made it clear that He was the way, the truth and the life. He was the only way to the Father. (See John 14:6) The “Jesus only” message is what Peter preached to Israel on every occasion. Read the full context of Acts 4:8-12. Listen to his powerful conclusion in verse 12; “For there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”
Listen to Paul’s punch line in today’s text; “4) For Christ is the end of the Law of righteousness to everyone who believes.” Don’t add to Him and don’t take away from Him. Focus on Jesus Christ and the gospel.
Let me make an observation that may shock you; there is no serious push today to get rid of religion. There are new religions invented nearly every day. The push is to get rid of biblical Christianity, Jesus Christ and the gospel. The push is to “let every person do it my way!” That is the impetus behind every man made religion.
Don’t be ignorant about the Bible, Jesus Christ or the gospel. Set your pride and arrogance aside and do it Gods way. Don’t join the chorus in hell.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global