Romans: Israel's Failure
Israel in their false pursuit was so busy to obtain a righteousness that was based on works in upholding the demands of the law that they failed to see a righteousness that was freely offered to them by faith in the person and work of Christ. Yet God has made this righteousness readily available to all. One does not have to ascend into heaven to obtain it, not does one have to go down into the abyss to obtain it. It is near us, it is in our mouths and hearts.