The Faithfulness of God and the Freedom of God’s Mercy

Part 18 of The Gospel of God: Paul’s Letter to the Romans – The wonderful assurance of God’s love at the end of chapter eight turns to a painful reflection on Israel’s rejection of the gospel in chapter nine. At stake in Paul’s mind is the very faithfulness of God, and the discussion of this issue will carry us through chapter eleven. In our passage this morning Paul begins by setting forth a central principle, deals with objections, and gives us a profound perspective on the nature of God’s grace.