Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. Since they disregarded the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, they did not […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 58 – Commentary Romans 9:30-33 – How is righteousness obtained? – Part 1
What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the “stumbling […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 57 – Commentary Romans 9:27-29 – Will Jewish people (Israel) be saved?
Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: Though the number of Israelites be like the sand by the sea, only the remnant will be saved. For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality. Isaiah said previously. “If the Lord All-powerful had not left us descendants (a legacy of children who He […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 56 – Commentary Romans 9:22-26 –
What if God, although choosing to show His wrath and make His power known, bore with great patience the objects of His wrath – prepared for destruction? What if He did this to make the riches of His glory known to the objects of His mercy, whom He prepared in advance for His glory, even […]
Bible Study Devotional -Day 55 – Commentary Romans 9:19-21- Why did God make me like this?
Then why does God still blame us? For who can resist his will? But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?” “Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump […]
Bible Study Devotional -Day 54 – Commentary Romans 9:14-18 – Why does God show us mercy? Why does God harden hearts? What is God’s glory?
What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 52 – Commentary Romans 9:10-12 – What is the Biblical Doctrine of Election?
Not only that, but Rebekah’s children had one and the same father, our ancestor Isaac. Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad – in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls, she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 51 – Commentary Romans 9:6B-9 –What can we learn from Abraham in the Bible?
But, it is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his descendants; but “Through Isaac shall your descendants be named.” This means that it is not the children of the flesh who […]