Two Types of Righteousness | Romans 10:5-8 | Week 58
Paul compares and contrasts two types of righteousness this week: law-righteousness versus faith-righteousness. In order to contrast them, Paul uses an Old Testament passage, originally used of the law to make the comparisons. He makes some subtle changes, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to show that faith-righteousness is near (not something far off), and attainable, because Christ has done it all. This is something that Paul’s Jewish readers should have known based upon the Old Testament, and they did not need to keep looking for something else or something more – Christ had already come down from heaven, died for their sins, and rose again from the dead to provide righteousness for all who believe.