Thursday, September 01, 2016

Romans 9: Part 4

I want to take one more post to talk about Romans 9. It’s important, I think, to pull all of my thoughts together – to draw some conclusions:

  1. Our rejection of God does not change who God is – God is a keeper of promises.  We can trust that God keeps God’s promises.
  2. God chooses – has chosen – who his children are – and all of us are children of God. We have been adopted as children by the creator of the universe. That adoption is not based on who we are, what we have done, what we intend to do. We cannot change it, or reject it. Our adoption is based solely on the mercy of God. We can trust the nature of God – to be merciful, and that mercy is a gift of grace.
  3. It is not our job to choose who receives mercy – or judge the appropriateness of God’s mercy. We can place judgment in God’s hands and trust God with it.

Put all of that together, and we learn that we are children of God, and that nothing we do can change that. We can trust God to be merciful, because that is the nature of God. We can place our trust in God, who is faithful to us and abounding in mercy.

Sidenote: I'll be taking a few days off from the blog, but plan to be back next Wednesday.



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