“Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God” (v1-2). Because Paul declared that being Jewish didn’t save anyone, he then had to explain what “advantage” there was in God’s covenant with them. The answer was “the oracles of God”: God had graciously given the Jews His law, shining a light on the path toward a good life under His rule. Their unfaithfulness did not erase this great gift (v3).
“Let God be true though everyone were a liar” (v4). We often fail and need forgiveness, but God is totally faithful and true, the unshakeable foundation of our lives.