Bible Reading – Romas 12

The connection between chapter 11 and chapter 12 may not be apparent, but note how Paul begins his thought with the word “therefore.” In chapters 1-8, Paul establishes his point that the just shall live by faith; in chapters 9-11, Paul speaks to a question that arose concerning what role the nation Israel played in all this. The role they played was most important because from within a remnant would come forth and be part of spiritual Israel, thus all Israel will be saved. Consequently, the true Israel must learn and know how to live righteously before God.