Chapter 9 brings a slight shift in focus to the Book of Romans. Commentary on Romans 9:30-33 (Read Romans 9:30-33) The Gentiles knew not their guilt and misery, therefore were not careful to procure a remedy. When you are studying scripture, keep the light right on your feet and take one step at a time. A person’s “table” was thought to be a place of safety, but the table of the ungodly is a trap. Paul was truly a child of Israel. This is part of a series of posts on Romans. In all of chapter 3, 4 and 5, when Paul is talking about how to receive eternal life, he doesn't mention salvation. This opponent asks what advantage there is to being a Jew, if the law can't keep individual Jewish people from facing God's judgment for their sin. That he had not here the least thought of personal election or reprobation is manifest, Released from the Law. But since Israel as a nation had rejected the Messiah, Paul argued, God was now going to use their blindness rather than their obedience to achieve it (Rom. In Romans, Paul is writing to both Jew and Gentile Christians, but is the whole letter aimed at both groups or are parts of the letter aimed at one or the other of the two groups? CHAPTER 9. Romans chapter 10 is Israeli salvation! It is a wonder of Divine power and mercy that there are any saved: for even those left to be a seed, if God had dealt with them according to their sins, had perished with the rest. Romans chapter 3 KJV (King James Version) 1 What advantage then hath the Jew? The flow of thought could have gone from chapter 8 right into chapter 12. Paul hopes that all Israelites will come to realize the truth since he himself is also an Israelite, and had in the past been a persecutor of Early Christians. 1. The fault is in the hardened sinner himself. 9. It tends very much to the clearing of a truth, to observe how the Scripture is fulfilled in it. "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." 1 I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit, 2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart. The Jews talked much of justification and holiness, and seemed very ambitious to be the favourites of God. It is the original … All the promises concerning Christ and his salvation were given to them. … This is God's work. Not by faith, not by embracing Christ, depending upon Christ, and submitting to the gospel. This is part of a series of posts on Romans. * 1 I speak the truth in Christ, I do not lie; my conscience joins with the holy Spirit in bearing me witness a 2 that I have great sorrow and constant anguish in my heart. The promise comes through faith in Christ not by works of the Law. The promises and threatenings shall be fulfilled. shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?. Romans 9 is vitally important to the Christian, not only in the sense that it provides a basis for the theological doctrine of election, but in that it has great bearing on our spiritual life. Proud member These three chapters are the Apostle Paul’s discussion of the nation Israel—past, present, and future. David Peach March 7, 2012 at 11:31 am. Would we know who these vessels of mercy are? Romans 9 - NIV: I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. It becomes us to submit to him, not to reply against him. Remind yourself of the purpose served by verses 5-8 in the flow of Paul’s argument. He uses the example of the Israelites, who pursued righteousness by the law without obtaining it, and Gentiles, who pursued it by faith and obtained righteousness through Jesus Christ. Sinners fit themselves for hell, but it is God who prepares saints for heaven; and all whom God designs for heaven hereafter, he fits for heaven now. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Romans 9. or what profit is there of circumcision?. Throughout Romans 9 through 11 Paul was at pains to show that God’s goal all along had been to reach out beyond the borders of Israel and win the whole world (Rom 9:25-26, 33; 10:10-21; 11:11-12). Sanctification is the preparation of the soul for glory. a. (6-13) Answers to objections against God's sovereign conduct, in exercising mercy and justice. The apostle's concern that his countrymen were strangers to the gospel. A. Paul’s heart for Israel. (1-5) The promises are made good to the spiritual seed of Abraham. God will make it appear that he hates sin. Not by becoming proselytes to the Jewish religion, and submitting to the ceremonial law; but by embracing Christ, and believing in him, and submitting to the gospel. God, as sovereign Lord and Proprietor of all, dispenses his giftsor favours to his creatures with perfect wisdom, but by no rules or methods of proceeding that we are acquainted with. Chapter. It is just as Isaiah said previously: "Unless the Lord Almighty had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah." The truth, as it is in Jesus, abases man as nothing, as less than nothing, and advances God as sovereign Lord of all. He will show mercy, as he hath assured us, to none but true believers, nor harden any but such as obstinately refuse his mercy. If we survey the right which God has over us, in a more generalway, with regard to his intelligent creatures, God may be considered in two different views, as Creator, Proprietor, and Lord of all; or, as their moral Governor, and Judge. Explain Paul’s purpose in Romans 9–11 and relate that purpose to the theme and development of the letter. Salem Media Group. Romans 9—Children of the Promise through Faith in Christ Romans 9 teaches us that it is not natural children that are God’s children, but rather children of the promise. As the end of my seminary training neared, I had to give thought to what I would do after graduation and just where that might be. Thank you Terrance. Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. He is not only over all, as Mediator, but he is God blessed for ever. All Rights Reserved. Those whom God has called; and these not of the Jews only, but of the Gentiles. However, here are some of the most loved verses. God foresaw both Esau and Jacob as born in sin, by nature children of wrath even as others. In chapters 9–11 Paul addresses the faithfulness of God to the Israelites, where he says that God has been faithful to his promise. Identify at least two different ways that we can relate Paul’s argument about God’s call of Israel to God’s election of individuals to salvation. 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