Romans 10:20 “And Isaiah boldly says, I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.”
Paul continues his discussion on righteousness. In Chapter 10 he talks about his desire for the Israelites to be saved. He outlines that works does not accomplish this. Jesus and his grace alone saves. Either someone is bringing the message (v 14 & 15), or God is revealed to those who are not even seeking Him.
What struck me in verse 20 is that the power of God reaches even those who are not seeking him. “Seek and find” is the rule for man, not for God. Those not even seeking Him often find God. The Gentiles were not even seeking Jesus, yet Jesus manifested himself to them. How many people are utterly lost, and somehow Christ finds them? Paul himself was hit upside the head with blindness on the Damascus Road. Was there ever a less likely candidate to be saved than Paul? Was there ever a more powerful tool to show us a path to God than Paul? No one is too far lost to be found by God’s love and grace. In verse 14 & 15 it says that I am tasked with bringing the good news to those who do not know it. However, it is the power of God that closes the deal. I must always remember that with God all things are possible. It is not my limited skills and talents that saves people, it is the awesome grace of God.
Father, Make me your vessel to share your good news. “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.” Let me always remember that it is thru Your grace and power that we are saved.
– Don J