It wasn’t Abraham’s sperm that gave identity here, but God’s promise. 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, 4 the people of Israel. 2 It's an enormous pain deep within me, and I'm never free of it. When she became pregnant by our one-of-a-kind ancestor, Isaac, and her babies were still innocent in the womb—incapable of good or bad—she received a special assurance from God. John Piper Feb 9, 2003 374 Shares Sermon. Romans 9 God's Sovereign Choice. That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. 17 For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”[g] 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden. Clay doesn’t talk back to the fingers that mold it, saying, “Why did you shape me like this?” Isn’t it obvious that a potter has a perfect right to shape one lump of clay into a vase for holding flowers and another into a pot for cooking beans? 2  It's an enormous pain deep within me, and I'm never free of it. 6-9 Don’t suppose for a moment, though, that God’s Word has malfunctioned in some way or other. 7 Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. Romans 9:13.. “This utterance (ἐῤῥέθη) took place in conformity with the expressly testified (in Malachi 1:2-3, freely cited from the LXX.) 9 1-5 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. God has a covenant relationship with … (Romans 9:30-33) The Value of a Broken Heart (Romans 9:1-5) God's Freedom (Romans 9:6-18) God's Word Has Not Failed (Romans 9:6-18) Latest blog posts. 8  That means that Israelite identity was never racially determined by sexual transmission, but it was God-determined by promise. It's an enormous pain deep within me, and I'm never free of it. Good Words for Today: December 27 Sunday, December 27. Intro: Paul’s anguish for Israel’s salvation (vv. If we can make general comments on what we think Paul was wanting to say. had not provided us a legacy of living children, How can we sum this up? All rights reserved worldwide. 22  If God needs one style of pottery especially designed to show his angry displeasure 23  and another style carefully crafted to show his glorious goodness, isn't that all right? Try it free for 30 days. Preaching Zeal That Accords with Knowledge. 14  Is that grounds for complaining that God is unfair? ROM 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Straight Talk About Predestination (Romans 9:19-29) Stumbling Stone or Cornerstone? From the outset, not all Israelites of the flesh were Israelites of the spirit. . Chapter 9 brings a slight shift in focus to the Book of Romans. 30 What then shall we say? 33 As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble    and a rock that makes them fall,    and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.”[m]. If we follow Him in faith, we will play a thrilling part in His plan for this world. Remember how it was put: "Your family will be defined by Isaac"? Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. Most of Chapters 1-8 deals with our depravity. To Rebecca, also, a promise was made that took priority over genetics. In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children … I'm not exaggerating - Christ and the Holy Spirit are my witnesses. The problem goes back a long way. 1. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, Ex 4:21; 7:3; 14:4, 17; Dt 2:30; Jos 11:20; Ro 11:25, 2Ki 19:4; Jer 44:14; 50:20; Joel 2:32; Ro 11:5, Isa 1:9; Ge 19:24-29; Dt 29:23; Isa 13:19; Jer 50:40, Ro 1:17; 3:22; 4:5, 13; 10:6; Gal 2:16; Php 3:9; Heb 11:7. Message. Scripture: Romans 9:30–10:4. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. 9 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying,my conscience confirmsit through the Holy Spirit—2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.3 For I could wish that I myselfwere cursedand cut off from Christ for the sake of my people,those of my own race,4 the people of Israel. God told Rebecca, “The firstborn of your twins will take second place.” Later that was turned into a stark epigram: “I loved Jacob; I hated Esau.”. “Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea, his sentence on earth with speed and finality.”, “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.”. They were absorbed in what they themselves were doing. When she became pregnant by our one-of-a-kind ancestor, Isaac, 11  and her babies were still innocent in the womb - incapable of good or bad - she received a special assurance from God. they're calling you "God's living children." Scripture: Romans 9:24–10:1. 25 As he says in Hosea: “I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people;    and I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one,”[i], “In the very place where it was said to them,    ‘You are not my people,’    there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’”[j], “Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea,    only the remnant will be saved.28 For the Lord will carry out    his sentence on earth with speed and finality.”[k], “Unless the Lord Almighty    had left us descendants,we would have become like Sodom,    we would have been like Gomorrah.”[l]. I grew up with them. Scripture: Romans 9:17–18, Exodus 9:8–17. Chapters 9-10 focus on their To Rebecca, also, a promise was made that took priority over genetics. It’s an enormous pain deep within me, and I’m never free of it. 7  It wasn't Abraham's sperm that gave identity here, but God's promise. I've put a huge stone on the road to Mount Zion, a stone you can't get around. 2 It's an enormous pain deep within me, and I'm never free of it. 32  How could they miss it? At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. | 814 … Therefore hath he mercy on … Remember how it was put: “Your family will be defined by Isaac”? ... Conference Message. 27  Isaiah maintained this same emphasis: If each grain of sand on the seashore were numbered and the sum labeled "chosen of God," They'd be numbers still, not names; salvation comes by personal selection. If God needs one style of pottery especially designed to show his angry displeasure and another style carefully crafted to show his glorious goodness, isn’t that all right? 1-3). Romans 9 God Is Calling His People 1-5 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. God told Moses, “I’m in charge of mercy. The problem goes back a long way. It’s an enormous pain deep within me, and I’ Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. The same point was made when God said to Pharaoh, “I picked you as a bit player in this drama of my salvation power.” All we’re saying is that God has the first word, initiating the action in which we play our part for good or ill. 19 Are you going to object, “So how can God blame us for anything since he’s in charge of everything? 19 One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? Not so fast, please. How can we sum this up? Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 14-18 Is that grounds for complaining that God is unfair? Not a member? It’s the Israelites . If each grain of sand on the seashore were numbered    and the sum labeled “chosen of God,”They’d be numbers still, not names;    salvation comes by personal selection.God doesn’t count us; he calls us by name. 9 1-5 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. God had, unquestionably, made a difference, even in the seed of Abraham. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. 1-3 Believe me, friends, all I want for Israel is what’s best for Israel: salvation, nothing less. Isaiah had looked ahead and spoken the truth: If our powerful God    had not provided us a legacy of living children,We would have ended up like ghost towns,    like Sodom and Gomorrah. Because instead of trusting God, they took over. Hosea put it well: I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies;    I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved.In the place where they yelled out, “You’re nobody!”    they’re calling you “God’s living children.”. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Message of Romans: God's Good News for the World (The Bible Speaks Today Series). Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The problem goes back a long way. That means that Israelite identity was never racially determined by sexual transmission, but it was God-determined by promise. But now another principle is brought out. Do you for one moment suppose any of us knows enough to call God into question? The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. Compare Matthew 25:34 with Matthew 25:41. Take a look at the breakdown of Romans 9 below. 10-13 And that’s not the only time. I had my understanding of Romans 9 challenged by another member so I thought it would be helpful to open up a discussion on this. It's an enormous pain deep within me, and I'm never free of it. Romans 9 The Message (MSG) God Is Calling His People. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. 12  God told Rebecca, "The firstborn of your twins will take second place." Romans 9New International Version (NIV) Paul’s Anguish Over Israel. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition - is just a step away! Romans 9. I’m not exaggerating—Christ and the Holy Spirit are my witnesses. Is Free Will Really Free? . 6-9 Don’t suppose for a moment, though, that God’s Word has malfunctioned in some way or other. Feb 21, 2001. Romans 9:1–18 finds Paul heartbroken over the rejection of Christ by his people the Jews. They were absorbed in what they themselves were doing. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 4  I grew up with them. From the outset, not all Israelites of the flesh were Israelites of the spirit. 9 1 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. How God Makes Known the Riches of His Glory to the Vessels of Mercy. Romans 9 1 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. He who is over all, God blessed forever, as to the flesh, the body, He was born of Mary, of the seed royal of that nation. They’re my family. gives us the metaphor for pulling this together: Careful! Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. . 16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. 8 That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed. 33  Isaiah (again!) If the big decisions are already made, what say do we have in it?”. On the contrary, “Your line of descent will be traced through Isaac.” 8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are counted as his descendants. In some ways, Romans Chapters 9 through 11 is a “repeat” of layout-style of Chapters 1-8. a) The focus of Chapters 1-8 is on mankind in general, and the only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ. 1 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. John Piper Nov 15, 2014 2 Shares Conference Message. What God did in this case made it perfectly plain that his purpose is not a hit-or-miss thing dependent on what we do or don’t do, but a sure thing determined by his decision, flowing steadily from his initiative. What God did in this case made it perfectly plain that his purpose is not a hit-or-miss thing dependent on what we do or don't do, but a sure thing determined by his decision, flowing steadily from his initiative. Arithmetic is not his focus. Is God unjust? 13  Later that was turned into a stark epigram: "I loved Jacob; I hated Esau.". This is not what the text says. 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. 31  And Israel, who seemed so interested in reading and talking about what God was doing, missed it. a. Romans 9:15–16 & 18 “For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Careful! Don't have an account? John Piper Feb 21, 2001 10 Shares What are the benefits of creating an account? . And so they stumbled into him and went sprawling. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. But the stone is me! God Is Calling His People 1-5 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. It’s an enormous pain deep within me, and I’m never free of it. I want it with all my heart and pray to God for it all the time. 1 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. Romans 9:9 - MSG - Remember that promise, When I come back next... Study verse in the The Message Hi, Sign out. From the outset, not all Israelites of the flesh were Israelites of the spirit. 3  If there were any way I could be cursed by the Messiah so they could be blessed by him, I'd do it in a minute. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! It's the Israelites . 28  God doesn't count us; he calls us by name. It’s an enormous pain deep within me, and I’m never free of it. How could they miss it? Either or both happens to Jews, but it also happens to the other people. I'm not exaggerating—Christ and the Holy Spirit are my witnesses. 24  Either or both happens to Jews, but it also happens to the other people. God doesn’t count us; he calls us by name. 15  God told Moses, "I'm in charge of mercy. In verse 23 we are told that HE (God) prepared beforehand the vessels of mercy unto glory. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. And Israel, who seemed so interested in reading and talking about what God was doing, missed it. . Try it free for 30 days. It tells believers that our God is on the move in and through us; that His plan is moving forward. All Rights Reserved. If there were any way I could be cursed by the Messiah so they could be blessed by him, I’d do it in a minute. Isaiah (again!) I'm not exaggerating—Christ and … b. John Piper Feb 21, 2001 10 Shares Sermon. 6  Don't suppose for a moment, though, that God's Word has malfunctioned in some way or other. God Is Totally Free to Save You. The problem goes back a long way. 32 Why not? Remember that promise, “When I come back next year at this time, Sarah will have a son”? Oh, yes! 9 For this was how the promise was stated: “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son.”[c], 10 Not only that, but Rebekah’s children were conceived at the same time by our father Isaac. (At the bottom of this post, you’ll find an overview of Romans 9 and a list of questions to ask if you happen to be teaching this chapter.) In the place where they yelled out, “You’re nobody!”, they’re calling you “God’s living children.”, If each grain of sand on the seashore were numbered. 9 1  At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. Scripture: Romans 9:30–10:4. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. 2 It's an enormous pain deep within me, and I'm never free of it. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! In Romans chapters one through eight, Paul thoroughly convinced us about man’s need and God’s glorious provision in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. If the big decisions are already made, what say do we have in it?" Romans 10:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 10:9, NIV: "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." 9  Remember that promise, "When I come back next year at this time, Sarah will have a son"? 10  And that's not the only time. 14 What then shall we say? 18  All we're saying is that God has the first word, initiating the action in which we play our part for good or ill. 19  Are you going to object, "So how can God blame us for anything since he's in charge of everything? If you’re looking for me. They're my family. I think … They stumbled over the stumbling stone. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Jul 23, 2020. based on 2 ratings. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. 22 What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction? 11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: 12 not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.”[d] 13 Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”[e]. Clay doesn't talk back to the fingers that mold it, saying, "Why did you shape me like this?" Fifth, if read in the light of its Old Testament background, Paul’s … If REPROBATION were true then we might expect verse 22 to read something like this: "the vessels of wrath which HE (God) fitted to destruction." 17  The same point was made when God said to Pharaoh, "I picked you as a bit player in this drama of my salvation power." I'm in charge of compassion." They had everything going for them—family, glory, covenants, revelation, worship, promises, to say nothing of being the race that produced the Messiah, the Christ, who is God over everything, always. Romans 9:22-23. Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 9:1-13 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. If you're looking for me, you'll find me on the way, not in the way. 16  Compassion doesn't originate in our bleeding hearts or moral sweat, but in God's mercy. The Message of Romans: God's Good News for the World (The Bible Speaks Today Series) - Kindle edition by Stott, John. And so they stumbled into him and went sprawling. It's the Israelites...If there were any way I could be cursed by the Messiah so they could be blessed by him, I'd do it in a minute. 26  In the place where they yelled out, "You're nobody!" The gospel is good news for all who believe, whether Jew or Gentile. [a] Amen. Because instead of trusting God, they took over. 9 For this is what the promise said: “I will arrive at this set time, and Sarah will have a … On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[b] 8 In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. I’m in charge of compassion.” Compassion doesn’t originate in our bleeding hearts or moral sweat, but in God’s mercy. All those people who didn’t seem interested in what God was doing actually. 5 Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! 25  Hosea put it well: I'll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I'll call the unloved and make them beloved. 9 For this is the word of promise: "At this time I will come and Sarah shall have a son." They have been given so much as God's chosen people, and Paul insists that God will keep His promises to Israel. . For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Preaching Zeal That Accords with Knowledge. I readily admit that the Jews are impressively energetic regarding God—but they are doing everything exactly backward. I'm not exaggerating - Christ and the Holy Spirit are my witnesses. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. All those people who didn't seem interested in what God was doing actually embraced what God was doing as he straightened out their lives. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. Published by permission. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. I’ve put a huge stone on the road to Mount Zion. 29  Isaiah had looked ahead and spoken the truth: If our powerful God had not provided us a legacy of living children, We would have ended up like ghost towns, like Sodom and Gomorrah. 23 What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory— 24 even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? What is the main message and theme. It's the Israelites . and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”. The Flexible Potter and Willing Clay. All those people who didn’t seem interested in what God was doing actually embraced what God was doing as he straightened out their lives. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 9:1-5 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 9-11: THE CONTEXT Chapters 9-11 form the immediate context, dealing with the question of Jewish unbelief. “I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people; and I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one,”. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible notes. you’ll find me on the way, not in the way. Feb 21, 2001. Romans 10:9, ESV: "because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." I’ve put a huge stone on the road to Mount Zion,    a stone you can’t get around.But the stone is me! © 2020 Christianity.com. gives us the metaphor for pulling this together: Careful! “In the very place where it was said to them, there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’”. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. The great issue at stake in these chapters is God's faithfulness. In Romans 1:1, Paul calls it the “gospel of God.” In Romans 1:9, Paul refers to it as the “gospel of God’s Son.” In Romans 1:16, Paul points out that the gospel is the “power of God for salvation.” All through his letter, he continues to circle back to the good news of God’s rich salvation. 3 If there were any way I could be cursed by the Messiah so they could be blessed by him, I'd do it in a minute. I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved. All rights reserved. Nov 15, 2014. 20  Who in the world do you think you are to second-guess God? Oh, yes! 6 It is not as though God’s word had failed. Now, in Romans 9 through 11, Paul deals with the problem associated with the condition of Israel. Not so fast, please. Not at all! 4. “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’”[h] 21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use? I'm not exaggerating - Christ and the Holy Spirit are my witnesses. Do you for one moment suppose any of us knows enough to call God into question? 9 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. 30  How can we sum this up? Romans 9:8 "That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but … But the stone is me! ... nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy. The seed of Abraham were not all the elect, adopted children of promise. They were so absorbed in their “God projects” that they didn’t notice God right in front of them, like a huge rock in the middle of the road. If you’re looking for me,    you’ll find me on the way, not in the way. They were so absorbed in their "God projects" that they didn't notice God right in front of them, like a huge rock in the middle of the road. 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,    and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”[f]. Romans 9 ; ROM 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, ROM 9:2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. Not everyone born to Israel is truly Israel, though, Paul writes. 20-33 Who in the world do you think you are to second-guess God? For who is able to resist his will?” 20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? I'm not exaggerating - Christ and the Holy Spirit are my witnesses. Arithmetic is not his focus. b) Chapters 9-11 deal specifically with the Jewish nation. 21  Isn't it obvious that a potter has a perfect right to shape one lump of clay into a vase for holding flowers and another into a pot for cooking beans? This is Paul’s message in Romans, and Romans 9–11 fit perfectly into this overall theme. They had everything going for them - family, glory, covenants, revelation, worship, promises, 5  to say nothing of being the race that produced the Messiah, the Christ, who is God over everything, always. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. 20 who in the seed of Abraham were not all Israelites of the Spirit calls us name! 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