The scripture says, All who have faith in him won't be put to shame.a12
There is no distinction between Jew and Greek, because the same Lord is Lord of all, who gives richly to all who call on him.
13All who call on the Lord's name will be saved.b14
So how can they call on someone they don't have faith in? And how can they have faith in someone they haven't heard of? And how can they hear without a preacher?
And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who announce the good news.c16
But everyone hasn't obeyed the good news. As Isaiah says, Lord, who has had faith in our message?d17
So, faith comes from listening, but it's listening by means of Christ's message.
But I ask you, didn't they hear it? Definitely! Their voice has gone out into the entire earth, and their message has gone out to the corners of the inhabited world.e19
But I ask you again, didn't Israel understand? First, Moses says, I will make you jealous of those who aren't a people, of a people without understanding.f20
And Isaiah even dares to say, I was found by those who didn't look for me; I revealed myself to those who didn't ask for me.g21
But he says about Israel, All day long I stretched out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people.h