Grace Does Not Change

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    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