Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved. I know
what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right
with himself. Refusing to accept God’s way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law.
For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made
right with God.