The end of Romans 9 and start of Romans 10 is a wonderful description of righteousness by faith.
We see quite clearly (in fact very clearly) that the way to righteousness is through faith in Christ and Christ alone.
No works or deeds of the law are required for a man to become righteous, in other words to have complete and unconditional acceptance and approval from God (Romans 3 v 28)
Faith in Christ ends any requirements for works or deeds of the law to be right with God (Romans 10 v 4).
Further on in Romans 10 the emphasis seems to change and Paul tells us how a person comes to salvation (Romans 10 v 9 and 10).
But this is not a change; it is a continuation of his discussion about righteousness.
You see a man is made righteous the instant he is saved!
Being made righteous is not a process.
You cannot move toward righteousness or become more or less righteous.
Becoming righteousness is an event.
You are either righteous or you are not and it all depends upon whether you are saved or lost.
Being saved is the same as being righteous as you are made righteous when you are in Christ or come to salvation (2 Corinthians 5 v 17 and 21).
What an awesome truth, and what a simple truth!
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord that I am saved and thank you that I have been made righteous”.
Romans 10 v 10…..For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation