This week we looked at some controversial passages in Romans 9. This chapter has been used to build many cults and is the basis for false teachings. What does it teach consistently? Well it was written primarily to the Jews. It is important to remember this in order to understand what is being taught. It seems many want to call themselves God's people, but few are found doing God's will.
Israel was to be a light to the Gentiles but somewhere along the line they forgot this important detail. They became hardened with national pride and they began to look at 'the nations' with contempt rather than hope. We need to be careful in our walk today that we don't do the same.
Esau was not chosen to carry on the line of the Messiah, God instead chose Jacob. They both had their faults so had little to do with character. In the same way, when Moses (after seeing his people fallen to idolatry) sought God to replace the tablets which he had broken. God reassured Him that He would have mercy on who He would have mercy. This was done to continue the line by which Christ would eventually come.
This chapter has been taken out of context and blown out of proportion to often, producing many false teachings. Peter said Paul wrote things hard to understand and this is certainly one of them.
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Gn. 25:5-6, 21-23;Ex. 4:22; 16:7, 10; 24:16-17 33:18-23; Nm. 14: 10; 20-21; 16:19; 17:42; Dt. 14:1-2; 32:18; Is. 1:9; 8:13-14; 10: 22-23; 49:6; Ho. 2:23; Mt. 21:43; 24:21-22; Lk. 20:16; Ga. 3:10-11; II Pt. 3:9-17;
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