Romans 10:3-13

1.    The question for Paul here is “How could Israel fail when salvation is so readily available?” How many metaphors, how many statements, how many quotations from the Old Testament does he work through on this problem?

2.    This section will provide another wonderful opportunity to watch how Paul and the early Christians used the Old Testament. Look at the Old Testament Sources listed below and consider whether or not Paul uses them according to their context.

3.    What joy or excitement comes to you from this text? What questions arise for you out of the reading of this text? What did you learn that was new to you, or a new way of looking at something? What does this text tell you about God and about yourself? About humans in general?

Old Testament Sources
10:5    Leviticus 18:5; Ezekiel 20:13
10:6-8    Deuteronomy 9:4; 30:11-14
10:13    Joel 2:32