Monday, May 10, 2021

Grace Does Not Change

Romans 11:29 says, “For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.”

Theological Reflection

Israelites are the chosen people of God.  They are chosen by grace.  Romans 11:6 says, “And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.”

God’s love for Israel is unchanging; it stands in the face of their disobedience, unfaithfulness, and rejection of the gospel.

From the dungeon of their rejection, God’s plan of salvation was passed to the Gentiles; thus, the Gentiles, like Israel, were chosen and pardoned by the work of God’s grace.

And, just like the Gentiles passed from rebellion to pardon, Israel’s future pardon is assured.  God imparts special favor (grace) on people irrespective of their worthlessness. 

God is faithful to God; His faithfulness is unchangeable. In the face of human disobedience, and the hardening of human hearts, God is faithful to His plan of salvation.

Romans 11:32 says, “For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.” God’s mercy nullifies human unfaithfulness and disobedience.

Our text says, God’s gifts (grace) and divine call are irrevocable; the worthiness of a nation, people, person does not matter.

1 Corinthians 1:9 says, God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

God’s call is the equivalent of entering the Kingdom of God; and, entering the Kingdom of God is the equivalent of entering the body of Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:14 says, “He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Prayer

Lord God, we are humbled by your faithfulness.  We are humbled, grateful and thankful for your grace, and mercy. Lord God, we have not the words to express our gratitude for sending your son, Jesus Christ, to pardon our sins. Thank you Father! Thank you Lord, Thank you Jesus!

Lord, we pray for our homes, and families; we pray for our neighbors, friends, and communities. Our prayer is that people would hear you calling us out of a world sick with sin, and into a life of faith, governed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. All the glory, honor and praise belongs to you. In Jesus name. Amen

Stephen Small

Stephen Small

Rev. Small realized God was present in his life as a child, and grew into an adult with a passion for knowing and understanding God, people and the difficulties of life. Rev. Small soon can to know Jesus Christ, and the presence of the Holy Spirit has he experienced the storms, trails, and tribulations of life as a Black man in America. Rev. Stephen C. Small survived numerous demonic assaults on his life, which gave meaning to God’s grace and mercy. Rev. Small reasoned that God’s presence in the world gives hope, meaning and purpose; it is the essence of learning, love and relationships. Rev. Small humbled himself and opened his heart and mind to listening, learning and obeying God. On sabbatical from a business career, Rev. Small earned a Biblical Studies degree, and Master of Divinity. Rev. Small’s faith and dedication to serving God is the reason he created Trueword Ministry; TWM’s website as an evangelism tool, designed to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to Africans, African Descendants and the entire human race.

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