“What shall we say? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith;…”
Paul now examines the situation of the Gentiles who were not God’s chosen people. They weren’t given God’s law, nor his worship, nor an understanding of monotheism—as the Jews were. They did not seek or pursue righteousness. They couldn’t.
But now, through faith in Jesus, they are made righteous before God. They have received the blessings granted to Israel. Israel pursued its right standing before God through the law. They failed. Now, through Jesus’ free gift of eternal life, Gentiles are made righteous by faith.
It’s a gift to all who believe, both Jew and Gentile alike. It cannot be earned by pursuing it. It’s only by God’s amazing grace.
Do you know this amazing grace today?
It’s the key for living an abundant life.