The text refers to the God who established a covenant with Abraham and asserts unequivocally that Jewish people worship him. Finally, after expressing sorrow for his Jewish brethren who do not yet accept Jesus as the Messiah, Paul adds in Romans 10:2, "They have zeal for God but not according to knowledge."
Zeal is an important quality in a Christian, but it must be done in a knowledgeable way. Without knowledge of biblical history and of Christianity's development over time, one's zeal can lead to error. In the early church, there were many Jews who became Christians - perhaps even a majority of the congregation. Yet because they did not know any better, they would often argue with other Christians about certain topics such as the divinity of Christ or the proper role of Torah in a Christian's life. This type of debate was harmful because it caused confusion about certain issues while at the same time preventing the growth of the church.
In conclusion, the Bible says that Jewish people worship God. However, this does not mean that all who call themselves Jews are necessarily saved. Indeed, since most Jews do not believe in Jesus as their Messiah, they have rejected Him out of hand. Nevertheless, some Jews have accepted Jesus as their Savior and been granted salvation immediately after doing so (see Matthew 12:22; 15:29-31; John 6:66).
Paul expresses his grief at Israel's rejection of Christ in graphic detail. However, it also demonstrates that Israel's election has some current significance. As a result, Paul argues that God remains true to his promises despite Israel's current condition of unbelief. This assurance provides comfort to Christians who face similar situations today.
In Romans 11:1-6, we read: "Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be imitators of God's faith and love. Always give sincere thanks for your life because it is through him that you are alive... Who will bring about our salvation? Only the dead body cannot save its owner; rather, it is by believing in the Lord Jesus that someone is saved. All who believe in him will not be put to shame."
Israel was chosen by God to be his special treasure. He would not fail to keep his promises - not while there was a single Jewish person alive. So too, Jesus says in John 6:39: "He who believes in me will never die." Jesus himself affirmed this promise in John 11:25-26 when he said to his disciples: "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live even though he dies, for death is possible but not death on earth."
Since Jesus' resurrection, this promise has been applied to all who trust in him.
This God is frequently beyond our comprehension, yet God is nonetheless present in our daily lives. The covenant is an agreement between the Jewish people and their God. The Jews believe in a single God. There was no other entity involved in the act of creation, and God is the sole person to whom they give honor. This one God exists above all else and controls everything that happens.
The Bible contains many stories about Jewish gods who did extraordinary things and were therefore comparable to humans. But the one true God cannot be contained by human limits so He often appeared in these stories in a way that could not be perceived by the eyes of mortals. They knew Him though, because He had revealed Himself to them.
Jewish worship consists of praise and prayer. Worship begins with praise, which is an expression of gratitude to God for His gifts. It can also include asking for future blessings. Prayer is talking to God and listening to His response. It can be done individually or together with others. According to the Torah (the first five books of the Bible), Israel is to pray regularly. When problems arise, we are encouraged to ask God for help.
Jews believe that God cares for everyone, even those who don't believe in Him. He wants what's best for us all so He sent His only Son to pay the price for our sins. Through this sacrifice, He has granted us eternal life.