Jesus Our Rock

Series: Recalibrate | Week 9: Overcoming the Rating System

Day Two Romans 9:30-10:4

Pray: Invite God into your time and ask Him to speak to you, then read the passage using this link or your personal Bible.

Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.

1. Why was Jesus such a stumbling block for the people of Israel and not the Gentiles (verses 9:30-33)?
2. Can zeal and enthusiasm for just anything save someone (verses 10:1-4)?
3. How did Christ accomplish the purpose for giving the law (verse 10:4)?

Respond: Use the Respond section of your Recalibrate journal to answer the following application prompts.
1. What does this passage teach me about God?
2. How does this aspect of His character change my view of self and others?
3. What should I do in response and when?

For Further Reading: Zeal Without Knowledge

For Families with Kids at Home:
In these verses, Paul is saddened by the Jewish people because they’ve tried so hard for so long to earn God’s favor by following the rules God gave them. But for all of their enthusiasm and their trust in “the rules” to make them right, Paul says that they’ve “stumbled over the great rock in their path,” because they’re unable to follow all the rules perfectly. Meanwhile, Paul says that the Gentiles are right with God because they trust Him, even though they’re unfamiliar with all the rules! Have a conversation with your kids this week about what it means to place your trust in Jesus to make you right instead of trusting in “doing good things” to make you right.

*If you don't have a Recalibrate journal, you can use any journal available to you to write down your responses.
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