Observation: The Gentiles got what they needed without pursuit down the wrong path. The Jews pursued the law not righteousness. They couldn’t get it.
Application: Ever get something you didn’t want and watch other people who are striving so hard to get what you have. Are they pursuing the right things in that case? So often we pursue a good thing in the wrong way. If you asked the Jews what they were after their answer would have been righteousness. But Paul say they pursued the law. They viewed the means as the ends. Gotta refocus at that point.
Prayer: God, help me to focus on you not some abstract view of you. Let me find you not just a list of rules to follow. Amen.