Ruminating on ROMANS! (Some Thoughts on Paul’s Great Epistle) #24 “What If . . . ?” (A Study of Romans 9)

22 Jan

Many of you know that my New Jersey friend Frank and I are reading through God’s Word together (described here). We’re now in the book of Romans and are reading chapter 9 each day this week.

What a fascinating section! We have two categories of people here: (1) “the objects of his wrath” and (2) “the objects of his mercy.” And we have two “What if” questions. As I understand this passage, God “bore with great patience” the objects of His wrath. For what purpose? To “show His wrath and make His power known.”

There seems to be a second reason for God’s response to those “objects of His wrath.” He did this “to make the riches of His glory known to the objects of His mercy”! What a contrast!

In that second category belongs every born-again believer in Christ, the ones “whom He also called.” And one’s ethnicity is irrelevant — note: “not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles.” We have been “prepared in advance for glory”!

What’s one takeaway from this text . . . for you?

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