罗马书 10：14－21 Romans 10:14-21
然而，人未曾信他，怎能求他呢？ 未曾听见他，怎能信他呢？ 没有传道的，怎能听见呢？ 若没有奉差遣，怎能传道呢？ 如经上所记：报福音、传喜信的人，他们的脚踪何等佳美。只是人没有都听从福音，因为以赛亚说：主啊，我们所传的有谁信呢？ 可见信道是从听道来的，听道是从基督的话来的。但我说，人没有听见吗？ 诚然听见了。他们的声音传遍天下； 他们的言语传到地极。我再说，以色列人不知道吗？ 先有摩西说：我要用那不成子民的，惹动你们的愤恨；我要用那无知的民触动你们的怒气。又有以赛亚放胆说：没有寻找我的，我叫他们遇见；没有访问我的，我向他们显现。至於以色列人，他说：我整天伸手招呼那悖逆顶嘴的百姓。
14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, "How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!" 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, "LORD, who has believed our message?"17 So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ. 18 But I ask, “Have the people of Israel actually heard the message?” Yes, they have: "The message has gone throughout the earth, and the words to all the world." 19 But I ask, “Did the people of Israel really understand?” Yes, they did, for even in the time of Moses, God said, "I will rouse your jealousy through people who are not even a nation. I will provoke your anger through the foolish Gentiles." 20 And later Isaiah spoke boldly for God, saying, "I was found by people who were not looking for me. I showed myself to those who were not asking for me." 21 But regarding Israel, God said, "All day long I opened my arms to them, but they were disobedient and rebellious."
倘若众人没有在心里相信神，他们怎样能求叫神的名呢？那，他们怎样相信那位他们没有听过的呢？若无人向他们传讲信息，他们怎样听见他的名呢？所以，向人传讲耶稣是谁是一件何等重要的事情啊！那些去向人传讲信息的人需要是神特别拣选和差遣的人。他们成为神福音的使者 － 他们的脚与脚踪 （道路或所走过的地方）是何等的美啊！
How can the people call upon God’s name unless they first believe in their hearts? How can they believe in someone whom they have never heard of? How can they hear unless someone tells them? Therefore it is so important for us to tell others about Who Jesus is！ Those who go and tell the good news must be specially CHOSEN and SENT by God. They become the messengers of God’s good news – their “feet” (or pathways, or the place they trod) are beautiful.
But the fact is: Not everyone welcomes or believes in the message of the good news of salvation. Even the Old Testament prophet Isaiah said, “Lord, who has believed our message? So not everyone would believe, but for those who believed, “FAITH comes through hearing the good news of Jesus Christ.” Indeed, they have heard the good news that has gone throughout the whole world. Even though the people understood the message, they did not internalize and make it effective for themselves for they did not applied it to their hearts with faith!
Since the Israelites did not believe, God sent the prophets to the Gentiles, and showed Himself to them. He was found by those who were not His people. In this way, He hoped to provoke the Israelites to jealousy so that they might return to Him, but they “were disobedient and rebellious.” (Verse 21)