Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32

I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew.

…‚Ķfor God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God how have received mercy as a result of their disobedience, so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.

A Thought

Paul is speaking to the Gentile people that because of the disobedience of the descendants of Abraham, they (the Gentile people) are being offered the mercy of God. God did not reject the Israelites, but the Israelites rejected God through their disobedience. The Israelites can now also be reconciled back to God if they will return to God and receive his mercy. Because of sin we have all become disobedient to God. The gifts and call of God is now available in mercy to all people.

Our Prayer

Father thank you for salvation for all people who will receive your grace through faith in your son, Jesus the Christ. We desire to be fully reconciled back to you. Awaken us out of a spirit of stupor to the fullness of your truth that we may see with our eyes and hear with our ears how we may bring glory and honor to your name. We ask in Jesus’ name, amen.