In this chapter of Paul’s letter to the church that was in Rome, he continues in his concern for his fellow Israelites. He wants nothing more than for all of Israel to be saved. The problem isn’t their lack of desire to seek God’s way. The problem is they are basing it on bad information. In their “zeal” to get it right, they have made the critical error of seeking righteousness through their ability to keep the laws instead of obtaining righteousness through faith in Christ (the culmination of the law). What makes this lesson relevant to us today, is that if we are not careful, Israel’s story can become our story.