There is more to this story. While the people of Israel are God’s chosen people, God shows no favoritism. All people are to come to the Lord by faith. We may expect to see good works from those who have chosen to believe in and follow the Lord, but it is by faith that they are saved. May we see clearly what the Lord God expects of us. May we be certain that what we achieve is seen as righteousness in the eyes of the Lord… because of our faith. Amen.
Verses: Romans 9:30-32a (NIV)
What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works.