Romans 10 The End of the Law
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to
every one that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law,
That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
Romans 10 (vss. 4f)
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart,
and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: From which some having swerved
have turned aside unto vain jangling; Desiring to be teachers of the law;
understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
1 Timothy 1:4f (Spoke 10, Cycle 3)
The End of the Law
The "End of the Law" naturally coheres with the Number Ten in the sense that it is the limit of
the Ten Commandments. This is a fundamental aspect of the divine design of Scripture which manifests
in a KeyLink between Romans 10 and 1 Timothy based on the set
("End of the Law" or "End of the Commandment") [Verify] which selects only the two passages quoted above. The verse from I Timothy is particularly interesting
in that it is immediately followed by a
list that mimics the structure of the Ten Commandments. Likewise, the
appearance of "the end of the law" in Romans 10 completes the integration of the Inner Cycle of Romans
with the Ten Commandments which is particularly clear in Romans 7 (Seventh Commandment) and
Romans 9 (Ninth Commandment).
The Lord's Hand
The last verse of Romans 10 contains the literal meaning of the Tenth Letter Yod (Hand):
But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands
unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
This verse is one many KeyLinks between Isaiah and Romans on Spoke 1 of the Bible Wheel
(cf. Spoke 1 Link Index). But when viewed as an
element of the Inner Cycle of Romans, its integration with the order of the Hebrew alphabet manifests.
The word used is the Greek (Cheir, S# G5495), which
appears in Romans only here in chpater 10. This is an extreme case of the phenomenon we see in
the Inner Wheel of Revelation, where the Cheir appears 17 times, with the maximum being found in Revelation 10.
We see a similar correlation in John 10 and
There really is no end to the wonders of God's Word!