Today’s Reading | Romans 11:1-24
Promise is Secure
Are God’s promises to Israel changed in light of what we have been learning in Romans? Are those promises transferred to those of us who have accepted Christ? After hearing the letter, some of the Jews must have wondered if the church was going to replace Israel in light of God’s promises. Paul clearly states that God has not rejected the Jews or shut them out from salvation. He will keep for Himself a remnant who have accepted Christ, and will fulfill the promises He made through these Jews. God is currently allowing Gentiles to be saved and enjoy what He first offered to the Jews. Since many Jews have rejected the Gospel, God has permitted Gentiles the opportunity to be “grafted in.” We who are not Jews should be humbled to know that we have been given this opportunity to be saved along with the Jews. God is not finished with the Jews, nor has He rejected them. The promises He made to them through Abraham and David will one day be fulfilled. Likewise, we can be sure that the promises He made to us will also be fulfilled. We too will enjoy the blessings of His promises. Do His promises motivate you to share the good news?
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?