Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Useful Jealousy

Romans 11:25-36
I am revealing all this to you so you won't think you are too smart. This hardening of Israel is only until God is finished with the Gentiles then all Israel will be saved. The scripture says, "The deliverer will come from Zion and will remove Jacob's ungodliness. 'My covenant is to take away their sins.' ""

As you begin to understand the gospel they may look like your enemies but it's all part of God's plan. They are beloved for the sake of the promises God made to to their fathers. God does not take back His gifts or callings. Once you were the disobedient ones but now God has used their disobedience to show you mercy. God wants them to see His mercy on you, return to Him and receive His mercy. God universally uses disobedience as a means of shutting people up so He can show them His mercy.

O God,
How deep are your riches,
How wide is your wisdom,
How high your knowledge.
Your judgement and ways are impecable.

Who could know your mind?
Who could counsel you?
Who could ever think they had made you beholden to them?

No, all things are:
From you and
Through you and
To you.

To you be the glory forever,

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