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— Romans 10.17 —
In his letter to the Roman Christians, Paul explains the rescue mission of God. God's plan of salvation is both personal and cosmic. God is redeeming individuals and all of His fallen creation. Thank God that He is rescuing sinful people (like us) by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for God's glory and our joy.
Do you ever wonder why things happen? You lose a friend. You get a promotion. You fail to get a job. And, you wonder why. Well, God does have a plan. The events in your life are not random, or the results of chance. God has a plan; and it is a cosmic rescue plan. God is redeeming people, events, and eventually all of His fallen creation. God is the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of His world. So, we can trust him. Do you trust God's rescue plan for your life? Do you have faith in his sovereign control?
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.