VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019

ROMANS 9:26

ROMANS 9:26
“And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them,
‘You are not My people,’
There they shall be called sons of the living God.”

 

AFTER REVIEWING THE HISTORY OF YAHWEH’S COVENANT, AND HOW HE DID NOT GIVE UP ON THE JEWS EVEN IN THE FACE OF MUCH ONGOING UNFAITHFULNESS, DISOBEDIENCE, AND OUTRIGHT REJECTION OF GOD, HIS WAYS, AND LAWS, PAUL QUOTES FROM HOSEA, MAKING THE COMPARISON TO THE ADULTEROUS WIFE, AND HOW HE STILL HAS COMPASSION AND LOVE FOR ISRAEL, THEY ARE STILL HIS PEOPLE.

THIS IS THE LOVING AND COMPASSIONATE GOD WE SERVE. AND THIS IS A GOD OF JUDGMENT AND JUSTICE, AS WELL AS LOVE. 

THE FACT THAT HE REITERATES THAT A PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN, BUT THEN BEHAVED AS THOUGH THEY WERE NOT HIS PEOPLE, WILL STILL, IN THE END, AT THE END OF THE AGE, BE CALLED SONS OF THE LIVING GOD, JUST AS GENTILES, WHO HAD NOT BEEN HIS PEOPLE, WERE GRAFTED IN UPON BELIEVING IN HIM AND THE SON OF ALMIGHTY GOD.

THIS IS THE KIND OF LOVE, A LOVE THAT DOES NOT EASILY GIVE UP – NOT THAT HE CONDONES UNFAITHFULNESS; NOT THAT THERE ARE NOT CONSEQUENCES – FOR HE MAKES A WAY TO BRING THE WAYWARD BACK TO HIM. MAY WE ALL BE INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL FOR HIS MERCY.

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