So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Messiah. Romans 1017, TLV

Paul has a particular style of writing that I love. He takes the goal of someone calling on the LORD and turns it into a question so that the reader understands how to achieve that goal. Watch how he does this.

  • Goal: For “Everyone who calls upon the name of Adonai shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13, TLV, taken from Joel 2:32 and Joel 3:5)
  • How then shall they call on the One in whom they have not trusted? (Romans 10:14a, TLV) 
  • And how shall they trust in the One they have not heard of? (Romans 10:14b, TLV)
  • And how shall they hear without someone proclaiming? (Romans 10:14c, TLV)
  • And how shall they proclaim unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who proclaim good news of good things!” (Romans 10:15, TLV, taken from Isaiah 52:7 and Nahum 1:15)

As verse 16 says, not all will believe, however, we don’t who will believe, only God knows. You would be surprised at who hears and who calls and are redeemed.

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So, we go out into the highways and byways — both physical and electronic — and proclaim with discernment and wisdom, especially these days.

And, by the way, let all of this be covered in love — love for the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Then, love for that person.

How do others hear your faith?

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