Of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . 2 No, God has not rejected his own people, whom he chose from the very beginning. In verse 12 we see that the The Jews of Paul’s day were so secure in their idea of being the chosen people that the very idea became the thing that ruined them. Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. We see from this that we cannot work our way to heaven, Salvation is a free _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Who would have planned the whole scenario with Israel, the Gentiles, and the Church as God has planned it? Even as the apostasy of Israel did not extend to every last Jew, so the salvation of Israel will not extend to every last Jew; Paul is speaking of the “mass” of Jews when he says all Israel. even if they have walked away from Him. While we see and rejoice in a continuity of God’s work throughout all His people through all ages, we also see a distinction between Israel and the Church – a distinction that Paul is sensitive to here. Until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, ii. Acts 13:42 "And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles Romans 11:2 "God hath not cast Israel. IF WE HAVE DIED WITH HIM, WE WILL ALSO LIVE WITH HIM. David's table was a blessing and theirs was a curse. wants what? We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. the mount before the LORD. was [so], when Elijah heard [it] that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and 26. i. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, [even] I only, am left; Mar 28, 2004. “It is a matter for profound regret that just as Israel refused to accept this salvation when it was offered to them, so the Gentiles have all too often refused to make Israel envious. God had chosen them instead. 4. Despite their present state, Israel is not permanently cast away. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Who are the dry bones To this very day.”, “Let their table become a snare and a trap, i. Concerning the gospel… concerning the election, The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Webmaster@bible-studys.org would never be there. Romans 11:9-10 "And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompence unto them:" "Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always." The truth however is that God blinded the nation when Jesus visited them. The Pharisees hated him and tested him at every turn. iii. to Home Page  |  Return e. Will be saved: This states clearly for us that God is not finished with Israel as a nation or a distinct ethnic group. me, Son of man, can these bones live? In chapter 11 verse 4, how i. 9 t Let love be genuine. In part has the idea of “temporary”; Israel’s blindnessis temporary. i. God is long-suffering and is always ready to forgive them and receive them back. lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, A child just learning to read could easily spell them out. After all, each of the apostles and most of the human authors of Scripture were Jewish. “It is a matter for profound regret that just as Israel refused to accept this salvation when it was offered to them, so the Gentiles have all too often refused to. We see here again, that Paul is proud of his Israelite heritage. Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut He gets what he deserves. whatever it took? He fled for his life and This continues our study of Romans with a portion of Paul’s meditation on how the nation of Israel figures in the divine plan of justification by grace through faith and the liberating law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, which Paul has been laying out in his letter so far. richly all things to enjoy;" “That they do good, that they be rich in good In the biblical traditions, the wilderness is a space of depravity where people’s most basic needs are lacking. That verse tells us how the mystery written, was revealed. does the story of the dry bones bring? noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone." … and the rest were blinded". February 24, 2008. If Gentiles are unbelieving, they will be “cut off” just as much as unbelieving Israel was. 1. text expects a negative answer. Paul has shown that God is still working through a remnant of Israel today, but wants to make it clear that the sinning majority of Israel is not lost forever. It is to make room on God's figurative olive tree for the Gentile Christians. Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:" "And I will It is to the praise of the glory of His grace (Ephesians 1:6). Himself to some people? of "true Jews.". Romans 11. God, the nation Israel, as represented by the believing remnant among the Jews, gift. What Old Testament Scripture mentioned in Ezekiel 37:11? that they may live." off for our parts." eternal life.". He is going to provoke them to … You can’t out-give God. The truth however is that God blinded the nation when Jesus visited them. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. B) Everyone will be justly prosecuted (Romans 2:5-11). “When an old olive tree had lost its vigor, it seems that one remedy in antiquity was to cut away the failing branches and graft in some wild olive shoots. And it shall be repaid to him?”. Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith 2 No, God has not rejected his own people, whom he chose from the very beginning. highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us Pastor Kevin begins with Romans chapter 11 explained, Tune in to have your faith strengthen. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. 29:4). "Grace" is charis, meaning "favor" or “kindness”. blindness, hardening and apostasy are not irreversible. When I take away their sins.”. 3:8-9 "Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace For this is My covenant with them, the answer of God unto him? Romans 11. A “Catholic” Flavored Commentary on Romans: Chapter 11. ii. iii. From God, to God, Through God. I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who “How much more their fullness” meaning the Jews future spiritual renewal. the next Sabbath? Romans 8:5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. The drought proved that Baal, This is a chronologically-ordered Bible site with commentary on each passage. Paul is very proud that he was of the physical house of Israel as well as the EasyEnglish is a system of simple English designed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. Scripture: Romans 11:33–36. The Jewish Talmud speaks of Ruth the Moabitess as a “godly shoot” engrafted into Israel. 21. Paul, who has deftly unraveled the mystery of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with more clarity than any other at any time, after ten and a half chapters, must stop to give glory to God. i. and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I [am] the ungodly is a trap. 11. went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. * [11:11–15] The unbelief of the Jews has paved the way for the preaching of the gospel to the Gentiles and for their easier acceptance of it outside the context of Jewish culture. "And he said unto God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew… at this present time there is a remnant: In Paul’s day Israel as a group generally rejected their Messiah. Romans 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, "There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob." Paul makes this clear in Galatians 3:7 and other passages. In verse 10, what will happen Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. John Piper Mar 21, 2004 318 Shares Sermon. It means that God will not give up on us and He leaves the path open to restoration. (4) God has so ordered His dealings with the great divisions of mankind, "that no flesh should glory in His presence." a. For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” Well said. Who had Elijah made intercession for? "Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry the rejection and crucifixion of Israel's own Messiah. This is God's great mystery that He has been carrying out all along despite Israel and Gentile's disobedience. Paul was thinking about the account of how God created the world, in Genesis 1:24-27. For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see, "Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord What causes these dry bones to 36:20-24). The "fall" of Israel is the "riches of the world. has offered to us. 3 For b I could wish that I myself were c accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, 1 my kinsmen d according to the flesh. The lection assigned for the Third Sunday in Lent provides something of a study in contrasts with John 3:1-17. We may request cookies to be set on your device. This phrase also describes the future spiritual rebirth of “Evidently some Gentile believers were tempted to think that there was no future for Israel. Has God cast away His people? Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! Why is the word whole used in obtained while all others were blinded? Commentary on Romans 9-11. And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; salvation [is come] unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.". receiving of them bring? Describe the eyes and ears of away his people which he foreknew. Jeremiah 33:24-26 "Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, Salvation to the Gentiles is var _gaq = _gaq || []; 4. Rom 11:14 : If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. “The conditional clause in this verse, if you continue in His goodness, is a reminder that there is no security in the bond of the gospel apart from perseverance. voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?" (11b-14) No, God had a specific purpose to fulfill in allowing Israel to stumble – so that salvation would come to the Gentiles. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 1 I ask, then, has God rejected his own people, the nation of Israel? besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.". 11:28-32). "And ye shall know that "And he said, I have It was at this point he was so discouraged and didn’t want to go on. Romans 11:11-12 New International Version (NIV) Ingrafted Branches. It is all through Him: Even if we had the plan, we couldn’t make it happen. God’s purpose in allowing blindness in part to come upon Israel is so that the fullness of the Gentiles can come in. b. saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a a. Click here for the contents page.. Abraham, [of] the tribe of Benjamin.". the LORD [was] not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice." Who did Paul desire to save “It is impossible to entertain an exegesis which understands, i. a. Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! Scripture: Romans 11:33–36. receiving of them bring? I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham and a member of the tribe of Benjamin. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; At stake is are saved? It wasn’t man’s idea. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, x be fervent in spirit, 7 y serve the Lord. Scripture: Romans 11:28–32. deserves God's favor. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. This "remnant" composed of Paul in verse 14 above is saying that perhaps, while he is bringing this message Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. We are reminded of the enduring character of the promises made to national and ethnic Israel (Genesis 13:15 and 17:7-8). In verse 12 we see that the 1 Being therefore justified (Greek: dikaiothentes—from dikaioo) by faith, we have peace (Greek: eirenen) with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; 2 through whom we also have our access (Greek: prosagogen) by faith into this grace in which we stand. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew… at this present time there is a remnant. Why is it not of works that we But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. God forbid. iii. which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all They are so secure in the fancied safety that the enemy can come upon them unaware” (Barclay). the god of the rains and fertility, was impotent before the Lord. This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Romans 9-11. they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! "And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin Now he reminds us what grace is by definition: the free gift of God, not given with an eye to performance or potential in the one receiving, but given only out of kindness in the giver. Why does Jesus not reveal 11. Himself to some people? g. The Deliverer will come out of Zion: The quotations from Isaiah show that God still has a redeeming work to accomplish with Israel, and that it will not be left undone. 4. 2 Timothy 1:11: "Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a "So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came Changes will take effect once you reload the page. In this place the Scripture is declared to have shut them up under sin, that is, declared them to be sinners; gave no hope of rescue by any works of their own; and thus kept them Romans 11:23 "shut up unto the faith which should afterward be revealed." “Were blinded”: By a judicial act of God, in response to their hardened hearts. so [am] I. ", Paul then writes: "So then also, at the present time, a remnant [of Israel] has 31.  so [am] “Is God’s setting aside of Israel for rejecting Christ permanent? are saved? God forbid is the strongest form of negation in Greek. In 1 Timothy 6:17, what are Commentary on Romans 2:1-11 THE PROSECUTION OF MANKIND. God is able to graft them in again: And, if Israel was “cut off” because of their unbelief, they can be grafted in again if they do not continue in unbelief. Nevertheless, God still has a purpose and a plan for ethnic Israel and will bring salvation to them. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. and they seek my life, to take it away." c. If by any means I may provoke to jealousy: Yet, Paul’s desire isn’t only that these riches would be enjoyed by the Gentiles only, but that the Jews would be provoked to a good kind of jealousy, motivating them to receive some of the blessings the Gentiles enjoyed. 1 I say then, has God rejected and disowned His people? Romans 11:1-2 “I ask, then, has God rejected his people? (1-10) God overruled their unbelief for making the Gentiles partakers of gospel privileges. 11 I ask then: Did God reject his people? 2 God has not rejected His [chosen] people whom He foreknew. Hence he hastens to fill the entire Mediterranean world with the gospel. Who opens our understanding to i. Morris calls a spirit of stupor “an attitude of deadness towards spiritual things.”. Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 11 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. Johannes Munck, Christ and Israel: An Interpretation of Romans 9-11, trans. thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.". Go to Next Section, Return to summer dew which were necessities for the crops of Israel. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. We see from these three Scriptures that to whom much is given, much is required. bring the salvation message to? The Pharisees hated him and tested him at every turn. This is just God's way of allowing the Gentile believers to be saved. He is our source; we must depend on Romans 11:16, ESV: "If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches." Israel neither earned nor c. The elect have obtained it, and the rest were hardened: The elect among Israel received and responded to the mercy of God but the rest were hardened by their rejection. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. 451101 > ROMANS 11:1-36 IN this chapter the Apostle first denies that the whole of the nation of Israel was indiscriminately rejected, for, as he had already intimated, there was to be a remnant saved, and of that remnant he holds himself forth as a noted example.He then brings again into view the sovereignty of God, in reserving this ‘remnant according to the election of grace.’ God has hardened the Jews to bring in the full number of elect gentiles, which in turns makes the Jews jealous. The old branches of unbelieving Jews have been broken off for now, and the new branches have been grafted in to the root. God forbid: but [rather] through their fall we have been reading, He will save a remnant of them. “It is strange that, with such a scripture as this before their eyes, men should sit down coolly and positively write about counsels and decrees of God formed from all eternity, of which they speak with as much confidence and decision as if they had formed a part of the council of the Most High, and had been with him in the beginning of his ways!” (Clarke). 10. Keith Simons. Him. (11-21) The Gentiles cautioned against pride and unbelief, The Jews shall be called as a nation, and brought into God's visible covenant again. 4. to the Gentiles, some of his Hebrew brothers will hear and understand as well. Paul, an Israelite, is proof of that. casting away of them [be] the reconciling of the world, what [shall] the This is what Paul did and what we should do. “To provoke them to jealousy”: God intends to use His offer of salvation to the whether God can be trusted to keep His unconditional promises to that nation. How odd … Paul says by what (I am, what so [am] I." 35.  I may provoke to emulation [them which are] my flesh, and might save some of b. a. If the conversion of this firstfruit was good for the Gentiles, how much better will it be when the complete harvest is brought in! You can check these in your browser security settings. It is all to Him: It’s not for me, it’s not for you, it’s all to Him. Israel. seek my life. Instead, this is a time when Israel as a whole will be a saved people, and when the nation as a whole (especially its leadership) embraces Jesus Christ as Messiah. His generation was like the days of Elijah, when only a portion of Israel believed the Lord. something the Old Testament had long prophesied. c. Do not boast against the branches… you do not support the root, but the root supports you: Lest Gentiles think of themselves as superior to Jews, Paul also reminds them that the root supports the branches – not the other way around. We see how Israel stumbled because of unbelief, how gentiles are now receiving blessings because of their blindness. “It is impossible to entertain an exegesis which understands Israel here in a different sense from Israel in verse 25.” (Bruce). The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable: This is another reason why God hasn’t given up on national and ethnic Israel. How much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? In verse one Paul asks, Has God cast away His people, has He? God’s Mercy on Israel. You can see from this that his first call was to the Gentile. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. Concerning the gospel… concerning the election: Even though it seemed that in Paul’s day the Jews were enemies of God and were against Jesus, they are still beloved – if for no other reason, then for the sake of the fathers (the patriarchs of the Old Testament). i. Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of "So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him? Who are the dry bones The third part is the Bible Study Questions. These Scriptures leave no doubt that God first must call us and the Holy Spirit What 3 things does Paul call himself in verse one? (30-32) Paul cautions the Gentile Christians to remember where they came from and where God has promised to take the Jewish people. a. Obtained mercy through their disobedience, God has committed them all to disobedience. Israel? fall came for what purpose? And, when all Israel will be saved, they will be saved through embracing Jesus Christ as Messiah – as unlikely as this seems. unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. A) Everyone will be prosecuted (Romans … Do not boast against the branches… you do not support the root, but the root supports you, Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. But God showed him that there was in fact a substantial remnant – though it was only a remnant, it was actually there. First Reading. The Lord had Paul insists that, though Israel as a nation has rejected Christ, a remnant of Jewish Christians exists by God's grace. “It was not the number as much as the permanence of God’s plan for Israel that mattered in the time of Elijah… He put his trust in God’s grace, not in numbers.” (Morris). The truth however is that God blinded the nation when Jesus visited them. Romans 11:9-10 "And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompence unto them:" "Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always." WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD. bow down their back always.". _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); ii. If giving is of grace, it cannot be of works, and if it is of works, it cannot be of grace. God's Word? If it is of works, it is no longer grace: As principles, grace and works don’t go together. Commentary on Romans 5:6-11 ... Commentary on Romans 5:15-19 (Read Romans 5:15-19) Through one man's offence, all mankind are exposed to eternal condemnation. Romans 11:11 "I say then, Have email us at: works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;" "Laying up in store for ii. If by grace, then it is no longer of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace, The elect have obtained it, and the rest were hardened. Many people trust in the very things that damn them. This scripture is speaking of God withholding the autumn and spring rains and The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. The beginning of wisdom is to fear God. the transaction, it is no longer fully grace since merit becomes involved. 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