The Good News-Romans 10:12-15

Romans 10:12-15  “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile — the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Romani 10:12-15 «Poiché non c’è distinzione tra Giudeo e Greco, essendo egli lo stesso Signore di tutti, ricco verso tutti quelli che lo invocano. 13 Infatti chiunque avrà invocato il nome del Signore sarà salvato. 14 Ora, come invocheranno colui nel quale non hanno creduto? E come crederanno in colui del quale non hanno sentito parlare? E come potranno sentirne parlare, se non c’è chi lo annunci? 15 E come annunceranno se non sono mandati? Com’è scritto: «Quanto sono belli i piedi di quelli che annunciano buone notizie!»
                These opening verses clear up any issue that God has favorites. Colossians 3:11 also repeats the same idea with additional clarification: “Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.” Paul makes this statement because he wants to prove to the Roman Christians that the good news of the Gospel in Christ is for all people. With this is mind, he proceeds to give us one of strongest arguments for missionary work. Whether it is your neighbor or people in another country, the Gospel is carried by the testimony of its followers. Notice the progression of Paul’s teaching and how similar it was to the life and ministry of Jesus: People can’t call upon God unless they believe in God, people can’t believe something they haven’t heard, people can’t hear unless there is a messenger and people will have no witness unless the messenger is commissioned to go. God could have chosen to use angels, perhaps, to do His preaching but it was God’s plan to send people to win people!
            As a concluding thought, Paul gives us the imagery of people carrying the Gospel message to others and quotes a verse found in both Isaiah 52:7 and Nahum 1:15. Isaiah describes people welcoming those that they see walking down from the mountains toward Jerusalem carrying greetings from afar and gifts in their hand: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Isaiah then adds this phrase in the following verse: “Your God reigns!” The missional call to Christ’s messengers to bring the Good News to the world is still a beautiful sight to God and unreached people everywhere.
Pray with me: Lord, I remember the events that led me to welcome the good news of the Gospel in my life. Help me to always be ready “to bring good news” to others.


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