"Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ." (10:17)
I often wonder why some people have faith and others do not.
I like that Paul explains how and why we have faith. We get our faith through Christ speaking his gospel. Sadly, while some hear and receive it gladly, others hear it, but because of being "disobedient and obstinant" (vs.21), they reject the faith that comes from hearing.
It's sad to think that I know people who are nonbelievers and according to the Bible it is because they are being stubborn!
They don't even realize that Jesus is holding out his arms to them "all day long" (10:11) 😔