Rom 3:21-4:6; Gen 15:1-7; Gen 22:1-5; Heb 11; Gal 3:1-9
WTROM-15-140305 - length: 37:59 - taught on Mar, 5 2014
Paul spends a lot of time in the book of Romans talking to and about the Jews.
The word “Law” in verse 31 refers to the entire Old Testament.
If the book of Romans had ended at verse 26, it would not have been an incomplete epistle.
For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.
Paul’s answer will be that the Jew IS special, but not when it comes to justification.
Paul is going to leap-frog back in time, right over Moses and the giving of the law, back to when the Jewish race got its start.
A brief overview of the major events in the life of Abraham
The life of Abraham is chronicled in the book of Genesis from chapter 11 to chapter 25.
Abram was married to Sarai (Sarah), and Sarai was unable to bear children.
The LORD promised to bless Abraham by making him a great nation,
and by blessing the entire world through his seed (GEN 12:1-3).
In chapter 15 the LORD appears to Abram again and He repeats His covenant with Abram.
He also promises him a son.