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Under Gods Command
God’s Sovereign Choice

Romans 9:1-4 I speak the truth in Christ-I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Hoy Spirit. I have great sorrow and unceasing aguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race, the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons: theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.

The Jews viewed God’s choosing of Israel in the Old Testament as being like adoption. They were underserving and without rights as natural children. Yet God adopted them and granted them the status of his sons and daughter.

Lets Bring it Home: Have you truly been adopted by God? Have you receive his invitation of adoption to be His Sons and Daughters?


Under Gods Command
God’s Sovereign Choice

Romans 9:1-4 I speak the truth in Christ-I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Hoy Spirit. I have great sorrow and unceasing aguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race, the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons: theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.

Paul expressed concern for his Jewish “brothers” by saying that he would willingly take their punishment if that could save them. While the only one who can save us is Christ, Paul showed a rare depth of love. Like Jesus, he was willing to sacrifice for others.

The Jews viewed God’s choosing of Israel in the Old Testament as being like adoption. They were underserving and without rights as natural children. Yet God adopted them and granted them the status of his sons and daughters.

Lets Bring it Home: How concerned are you for those who don’t know Christ? Are you willing to sacrifice your time, money, energy, comfort, and safety to see them come to faith in Jesus?


Under Gods Command

God’s Righteous Judgment

Romans 2:03-11  So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you thin, you will escape God’s judgment?  Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you forward repentance? 

But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.  God” will give to each person according to what he has don.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.  But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.  There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.  For God does not show favoritism. 

 In his kindness, God holds back his judgment giving people time to repent.  It is easy to mistake God’s patience for approval of the wrong way we are living.  Self-evaluation is difficult, and it is even more difficult to expose our conduct to God and let him tell us where we need to change.  But as Christians we must pray constantly that God will point out our sins so that he can heal them.  Unfortunately, we are more likely to be amazed at God’s patience with others than humbled at his patience with us.

Although God does not usually punish us immediately for sin, his eventual judgment is certain.  We don’t know exactly when it will happen, but we know that no one will escape that final encounter with the Creator.

Lets Bring it Home: Just look at what has been revealed with our Preachers, Political figures, Military Leaders and with in our own surroundings. Repent and asks for forgiveness while you still can.  This is nothing worst than to fall in the Hands of the Living God for Punishment.   Don’t be a Fool!